Denison's Beck Series welcomes Ted Genoways, author of "This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm."

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Denison’s Beck Series welcomes Ted Genoways, author of “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm.”

Genoways is a contributing writer at Mother Jones, The New Republic, and OnEarth. He is the author of The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of our Food” as well as two books of poems and the nonfiction book “Walt Whitman and the Civil War,” named a Best Academic Title of 2010 by the American Library Association. He is currently working on his next book, “Tequila Wars: The Bloody Struggle for the Spirit of Mexico.”

His essays and poetry have appeared in The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harper’s, The New York Times, Outside, and the Washington Post Book World. He is a winner of a National Press Club Award and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and he has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation.