He's either a leftist or a right-wing extremist, a liberal revolutionary or a retrograde conservative.
"I've been called a communist and a fascist," admits Wendell Berry. "But I'm glad to avoid all of the pigeonholes."
A farmer, a poet, an essayist and an activist - not to mention a thoroughly nice guy - he simply transcends the political spectrum, challenging conventional wisdom even as he appeals to age-old customs.
The author of more than 50 published works, Berry will receive this year's Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award from the Tulsa Library Trust.
"To receive the Distinguished Author Award, Berry will come to Tulsa for a black-tie dinner Dec. 7, followed by a free public appearance at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 8, at the Central Library."
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