adapted for the stage by Marc Masterson and Adrien-Alice Hansel
from the writing of Wendell Berry
directed by Marc Masterson
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium
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WENDELL BERRY was born in Henry County, Ky. He has taught at Georgetown College, Stanford University, New York University and University of Kentucky, his alma mater. The author of over forty books of poetry, essays and fiction, Mr. Berry has received numerous fellowships and awards. He lives and works with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Port Royal, Ky.
Wild Blessings: A Celebration of Wendell Berry, is a theater piece of Berry's poetry written by Marc Masterson and Adrien- Alice Hansel, after extensive reading and research on Berry's volumes of stories, essays and poetry. The play is not a biographical look at the poet and no actor plays Berry. It is composed of 36 poems, beginning with "Manifesto: The mad Farmer's Liberation Front" and concludes with "The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer" and "The Rising."
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