Berry, Wendell

Berry, Wendell (Erdman)

(1934–  ) poet, writer; born in Henry County, Ky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky (B.A. 1956; M.A. 1957), taught at various institutions, and at one time was an editor for Rodale Press, Pa. Regarded as a regional writer of novels and essays, he is known for his poetry, as in The Country of Marriage (1973), and his deep feeling for rural life and the land.