Illustration 2 for Manifesto – Berry


This is the second collage I did for Wendell Berry’s poem “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front.” The poem is so dense with imagery, it was difficult to choose lines to illustrate. But I decided to focus on one stanza and in particular the lines around the ones that Ms. MacWhinney featured in her New York Times piece about reaching out to her teenage daughter through poetry. Find the entire poem here and the NYT article here. Collage and composition by me. Scroll down to see the collage from yesterday or click here. Enjoy!

Excerpt Tuesday – Manifesto – Berry


I was introduced to Wendell Berry’s poem “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front” by a recent article in the New York Times. The article detailed the author’s attempt to connect with her troubled teenaged daughter through poetry – a beautiful and worthwhile read about love and parenting and poetry. I looked up the entire text of Mr. Berry’s poem – you can read the whole thing here – and began a series of collages in response. Here is the first one – I’ll debut the others this week! Collage and composition by me.