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The On Being Project

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The Poetry of Creatures

Ellen Davis + Wendell Berry

The Poetry of Creatures

How we see the world is how we value it, says Ellen Davis. And poetry is a way to rediscover the lost art of being creatures. An hour of learning and slowing down, with the "Mad Farmer" poems of Wendell Berry and a new way to take in the "poetry" of Genesis.
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  • Ellen Davis

    Ellen Davis

    is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at the Duke University Divinity School and the author of Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture.

  • Wendell Berry

    Wendell Berry

    is a farmer, poet, and environmentalist who has published more than 40 books. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.