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John Linstrom is a writer, doctoral student, teacher, Michigander, and occasional Liberty Hyde Bailey impersonator. He writes and publishes poetry and nonfiction prose and is currently in his second year of a PhD in English at New York University. His creative nonfiction book project is titled Havening: Love Letters to a Town and a Dead Man, and he recently edited a centennial edition of L. H. Bailey's agrarian manifesto, The Holy Earth, published in November 2015 by Counterpoint and featuring a new introduction by Wendell Berry. He co-coordinates the working group From Farm to Text. He is on Twitter.

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Radio Interview on The Holy Earth for Marcus Smith's Thinking Aloud

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed on Earth Day this year by Marcus Smith for his radio show / podcast Thinking Aloud about Liberty Hyde Bailey and his book The Holy Earth, the centennial edition of which I edited this year in collaboration with Wendell Berry, who wrote the foreword.  You can listen to the interview, which spans Bailey's personal story from childhood on the farm to founding Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell, as well as my personal story about how Bailey changed my life (and the way I look at apples, among other things), here.

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