Morris Grubbs (#719)
Morris Grubbs, assistant dean in the Office of Graduate Academic Services at the University of Kentucky, is a former student of writer and conservationist Wendell Berry. Grubbs discusses his book Conversations with Wendell Berry and the national award Berry received from the National Endowment for the Humanities this spring.
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Morris Grubbs, who has also taught in the UK Honors Program, is editor of Conversations with Wendell Berry, published in 2007 by the University Press of Mississippi. The book is a compilation of the rare interviews Berry has given over the years, ranging from 1973 to 2006.
Grubbs is also editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories (2001).
Wendell E. Berry delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on April 23, 2012, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The annual lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is considered the most prestigious honor the government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
In his lecture, 'It All Turns on Affection,' Berry lamented the increasing distance of modern man from hisenvironment and local community.
Learn more: 2012 Jefferson Lecture with Wendell Berry