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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry


(p.657) Wendell Berry
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Although Wendell Berry is often thought of as Appalachian, he comes from western Kentucky. He has written about Appalachia, however, and his importance to the region is great.

Berry was born in 1934 in Henry County in western Kentucky. He earned degrees in English at the University of Kentucky and studied creative writing with Wallace Stegner at Stanford University. After teaching at New York University’s Bronx campus, he moved back to Kentucky with his wife and children, and in 1965 began farming in Henry County. For many years he taught creative writing at the University of Kentucky....

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