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The Evolution of Land, Work, Life, and Faith as Seen Through the Artistic Lens of Writers
February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Unlike Kenyon, Hall, and Faulkner, Wendell Berry is still alive. Collected in A Timbered Choir are Berry’s “Sabbath Poems,” a solid body of poems that resulted from meditative walks in the woods he enjoyed nearly every Sunday for two decades, time that allowed him to “observe the world through his poetry.” We will dig into this collection and explore how faith and his view on work and the environment shaped his work.
Class Overview: During this class series will read and discuss work from writers Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, William Faulkner, and Wendell Berry, focusing on how they related to the world of work and how it relates to faith and the environment. Over the course of four sessions, we will read poetry and prose from writers who interpreted and synthesized the rapidly changing world and the land around them through their work. As the human relationship to land and work shifted over the years, how did they navigate this and what role did faith play? Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, and William Faulker were not overt in their religious beliefs, but faith and morality play a large role in their work. Wendell Berry, still living and going on six decades of writing, is more outspoken on faith and intensely connected to the environment.
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