Wendell Berry (August 5, 1934- ) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher and farmer. His most well known book, The Unsettling of America, provides a classic critique of industrial agriculture which is foundational to today's agrarianism.
Born in Henry County, Kentucky, where he still lives and farms on the family farm at Port Kentucky, alongside the Kentucky River, not far from where it flows into the Ohio.
"Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy."
"Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyous though you have considered all the facts."
"Eating is an agricultural act."