Poet Wendell Berry bequeaths farming legacy to small Catholic college

February 8, 2016
By Judith Valente, Religion News Service
National Catholic Reporter

St. Catharine, K.Y. – The tobacco farms, hay fields and rolling knobs of central Kentucky mark the landscape that inspires much of the work of award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist Wendell Berry.

Berry describes the solace he derives from this land in one of his most famous poems, “The Peace of Wild Things”: