Wendell E. Berry, noted poet, essayist, novelist, farmer, and conservationist, will deliver the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The annual lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
Described as a “21-st century Henry David Thoreau,” Wendell Berry has spent his career meditating on our relationship and responsibility to the land and community. He is the author of more than forty books of poems, essays, short stories, and novels, many of which draw on the traditional rural values of Berry’s native Kentucky. Read more about Wendell Berry and the Jefferson Lecture here.