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Gary Snyder

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20130816, 20100709

Winner of the 2012 Wallace Stevens Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Academy of American Poets and the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Gary Snyder discusses the changing worlds of poetics and the environment.  Although his Zen-inspired poetry conveys themes existing in the natural world, Snyder talks about why he would not describe himself as a “nature writer.”  He also recalls his early career as a young poet in San Francisco in the mid-1950s, and a particularly momentous reading at the Six Gallery with Allen Ginsberg.  He reads from his 2005 collection of poetry, Danger on Peaks.

| Subject Matter: Changes in Poetry, Historic Poets, Zen | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: 2012 Wallace Stevens Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry |

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