New Collected Poems (2012) by Wendell Berry


Critical Assessment "'New Collected Poems' reprints nearly 200 pieces from Berry’s long career, including the poems from his most recent collections: 'Entries,' 'Given,' and 'Leavings.' Although his voice proves more musical in these poems than in his prose works, his theme is essentially the same: a reverence for nature, a respect for the near and tangible as opposed to the distant and hypothetical, and a distrust of economies of scale. . . . "Like another poet-farmer, Robert Frost, Berry views nature not as a postcard image, but as a window into what endures – and what does not. In 'Planting Crocuses,' [...]