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  Gary Snyder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gary Sherman Snyder was born in San Francisco, California to Harold and Lois Hennessy Snyder.
Snyder's reading of the writings of D.T. Suzuki had in fact been a factor in his decision not to continue as a graduate student in anthropology, and in 1953 he enrolled with the University of California, Berkeley to study Oriental culture and languages.
Gary Snyder is widely regarded as a member of the Beat Generation circle of writers: he was one of the poets that read at the famous Six Gallery event mentioned above, and was written about in one of Kerouac's most popular novels, Dharma Bums.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gary_Snyder   (2970 words)

 Gary Snyder - basic materials for the counterculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Snyder tells of the concept in India of the universe-as-energy as a voice, a song stirring within the still and silent Brahma: mantra chanting is a chanting of the fundamental syllables of that voice, a return to the first energy of the universe.
Snyder represented a cultural movement that distrusted modern technology, practiced simple crafts, and thought to return to fundamental impulses of the body and compositions of nature.
Snyder, nomad though he has been, has demanded fixity, and close knowledge of a particular place whether won by the Zen discipline of the individual perceiver or carefully received and tended from generation to generation.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/snyder.html   (454 words)

 Gary Snyder: Smokey the Bear Bodhisattva (Rexroth)
Gary Snyder is unquestionably the leading ideologist and critic of the counter-culture, but he is that, not discursively, but as a poet whose values are exposed in the factual experience of the poem with the presentational immediacy of concrete happenings.
Snyder is a master of challenge and confrontation, not because he seeks controversy but because his values are so conspicuous, so plainly stated in the context of simple, sensuous, impassioned fact that they cannot be dodged.
Gary Snyder and Masa Uehara were married on the lip of the crater of a very active volcano on a tiny island in the midst of the bright, empty Pacific — viii.
www.bopsecrets.org /rexroth/essays/snyder.htm   (1738 words)

 About Gary Snyder
Though Snyder's later work has not surpassed his early, his philosophy seems, in the fashionably 'green' 1990s, as deep-rooted and prophetic as his best work has remained fresh and unique: 'There is not much wilderness left to destroy, and the nature in the mind is being logged and burned off.
Gary's works seem to have encompassed the whole of this system: he, probably from a young age, knew that everything was integrated, and admirably he has gone by that (not a model, but a way of understanding) in his life and studies.
Snyder maintains that it is through this engaged sense of effort and practice-participating in what he salutes as "the tiresome but tangible work of school boards, county supervisors, local foresters, local politics"-that we find our real community, our real culture.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/s_z/snyder/life.htm   (5480 words)

 Poetry Flash: Gary Snyder & Peter Coyote #283
Gary was not overweening, and he made interesting conversation&emdash;in the parlance of the time, he was "together." His body was muscular and lithe.
GARY SNYDER: I don't know if Peter remembers this, but the first time we met was shortly after I got back from Japan in 1969 after a long residence there and some big crazy party at a house perched on the side of the slope over Muir Beach.
One time Gary took me into his study, and in the center of his study was a large library card file actually from a library, you know, the kind before there were computers, with lots and lots and lots of little drawers with little cards in them.
www.poetryflash.org /archive.283.snyder.html   (4117 words)

 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: Legendary poet/activist Gary Snyder finds his voice again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As Snyder was working on the new poems, a geologist invited him to explore the blast zone at Mount St. Helens, which reminded him of his adolescent experience there.
Snyder's lyric poems often are composed of condensed, imagistic nuggets from nature: "paw track, lizard-slither, tumble of/a single bounder down" (from "Claws/Cause").
Snyder has lived since 1971 at Kitkitdizze, a pole-and-beam homestead with an open fireplace in the middle he built in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002103958_snyder30.html   (903 words)

 Splendid: Departments: Bookshelf: The Gary Snyder Reader
Gary Snyder's reverence for the environment is not passive.
Snyder's summers were spent working in logging camps, mountain fire-lookouts, trail work crews, and anywhere else that would take him back to the familiar forests of the Sierras.
Snyder doesn't expect us to abandon the concrete jungle, but asks that we understand that progress does not have to be measured by the length of our SUV or the power per channel of our 5.1 DVD system.
www.splendidezine.com /departments/bookshelf/bookshelf7102.html   (824 words)

 Reading Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers: A Graduate Research Workshop
Snyder, who met Beat Poets Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Philip Whalen while studying Oriental languages at U.C. Berkeley (1953-56), was the inspiration for a key character in Kerouac's novel, The Dharma Bums, a classic of Beat literature.
Snyder was born in San Francisco, and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and his earliest experiences there in the natural and wild worlds imprint his work and thought to this day.
Snyder, the first American literary figure to receive the award, is honored for distinctive contributions in linking Zen thought and respect for the natural world across a lifelong body of poetry and prose.
shc.stanford.edu /shc/1997-1998/97-98workshops/Gary.Snyder.html   (1501 words)

 Gary Snyder
Snyder is a man who lives healthily in the world, and any of his work is likely to change lives.
Gary Snyder has been a major cultural force in America for five decades-prize-winning poet, environmental activist, Zen Buddhist, and reluctant counterculture guru.
The Gary Snyder Reader showcases the panoramic range of his literary vision in a single-volume survey that will appeal to students and general readers alike.
www.erraticimpact.com /~ecologic/html/snyder.htm   (644 words)

 Gary Snyder
Gary Snyder was born in San Francisco on May 8th 1930, and grew up in Washington State and Oregon.
Snyder was involved in an Asian Language program at the University of California in Berkeley, where he lived in a cottage furnished with wooden crates and straw mats, near to the Young Buddhist Association.
Snyders first book of poems, 'Riprap', was published by Origin Press in 1959 and reflect on his experiences in Yosemite as a trail crew labourer laying 'riprap'(a rock pavement).
www.tijean.freeserve.co.uk /snyder.htm   (196 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | High peak haikus
Gary Snyder was a teenage mountaineer, studied Oriental languages, became a Beat poet in San Francisco with Ginsberg and featured in a Kerouac novel.
Snyder and his wife Carole live with their frisky poodle pup in a single-storey house he built, with professional help, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, four hours' drive north-east from San Francisco.
Gary Sherman Snyder was born in San Francisco in 1930 and raised on a farmstead north of Seattle.
books.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,12084,1529389,00.html   (3945 words)

 Gary Snyder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On "I Went Into the Maverick Bar"
A Postmodern Perspective on Gary Snyder--An Essay by Todd Ensign
Snyder's Ecological Poetics--An Essay by Nick Selby
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/s_z/snyder/snyder.htm   (39 words)

 Journal of Modern Literature--Singing The Dyads
Snyder himself draws attention to the scroll's anonymity in a note that concludes the first section of his long poem: "Even then [in the thirteenth century] the painter was unknown, 'a person of the Sung Dynasty'" (p.
Snyder, however, emphasizes the uncertainty of what he is seeing; he is not sure if the third man carries a "roll of mats or a lute." Vision, like fixed perceptions, becomes unstable.
Snyder's self-directed irony is even more compelling if we consider that the last section of the long poem forgoes mountains and rivers for a desert setting, a contrast of locales that seems startling, yet is less so if one remembers Li Hui's observation.
www.iupress.indiana.edu /journals/jml/mod23-1.html   (10141 words)

 LitKicks: Gary Snyder
People tend to be impressed by Gary Snyder: Jack Kerouac was so knocked out by his mountain-climber courage and Buddhist calmness that he wrote one of his best books, 'The Dharma Bums,'about him.
Snyder's poems, charged with the consciousness of Buddha-nature, made him a Beat celebrity as a young man, and he remains a widely respected symbol of a certain peaceful and contemplative literary state of mind.
Snyder participated in many left-wing activities, along with Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, during the Sixties.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=GarySnyder   (647 words)

 Gary Snyder (b. 1930)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Snyder's riprap, a human construction that enables a mental ascent, seems now to have yielded more fully to the perception of patterns inherent in natural process, patterns in which we dancingly participate.
This reverie over moments when Snyder's son Kai might have been conceived is both a love poem to his wife Masa and a celebration of the "grace" manifest in their coming together.
Snyder often plays variations on the imagist mode in which Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams did much of their earlier work.
www.georgetown.edu /bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/snyder.html   (712 words)

 Gary Snyder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gary Snyder teaches literature and wilderness thought at the University of California at Davis and lives with his family on San Juan Ridge in the Sierra foothills.
Snyder received a degree in literature and anthropology from Reed College in 1951.
After Snyder and Jack Kerouac climbed Matterhorn Peak in the northern Sierra Nevada, Kerouac used Snyder as the model for Japhy Ryder, the itinerant mountain-climbing poet of Dharma Bums (1958), a man who took his Zen practice beyond the confines of formal study.
www.serve.com /ecobooks/authors/snyder.htm   (299 words)

Gary Snyder was one of the six poets who read at the historic Six Gallery Reading in San Francisco on October 7, 1955.
Snyder first came across the term "Beat Generation" when, while sitting in a dentist's chair in San Francisco, he read "Jazz of the Beat Generation" by Jack Kerouac in New World Writing No. 7 in 1955.
Snyder's interest and knoweldge of Buddhism had a significant influence on Kerouac's study of that religion.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /snyder7.html   (337 words)

 Poetry: Gary Snyder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gary Snyder's official Web site, housed at the University of California at Davis, contains an extensive biography that focuses on Snyder's professional accomplishments and includes a bibliography of his works.
There are also a list of distinctions and achievements that Snyder has been granted and a section discussing various programs that he has founded at the university.
Snyder came back to San Francisco in time for the Human Be-In in 1967, and after that he lived for many years with his wife and children in a Japanese-style house he built in the California mountains.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /LITLINKS/poetry/snyder.htm   (420 words)

 Volume E: American Literature since 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in San Francisco, Gary Snyder was raised in the state of Washington and later moved to Portland, Oregon.
Snyder has enjoyed a rich and varied academic life -- he studied Native American anthropology at Reed College, linguistics at Indiana University, classical Chinese at the University of California at Berkeley, and Zen Buddhism in Japan.
As contemporary poets with a special interest in the natural world, Snyder and Galway Kinnell also share connections with the open-form experimentation of Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and the Beats, and various "naked poetry" schools and movements from the 1960s on.
www.wwnorton.com /naal/vol_E/explorations/snyder.htm   (561 words)

 MetroActive Books | Gary Snyder
Informed by his deepening devotion to Zen Buddhism--one that has encompassed all his adult life--the project was inspired by Snyder's graduate studies as a young man at UC Berkeley in the 1950s, studying calligraphic art and Oriental languages.
Forty years is one long time to be immersed in the same project, and Snyder finally knew that he had come to the end when he wrote a poem about the desert in this epic of land and water.
Gary Snyder reads from and discusses Mountains and Rivers Without End on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/12.05.96/books-9649.html   (1140 words)

 Gary Snyder faces loss head-on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reading Gary Snyder's "Danger on Peaks" is like receiving a rather chatty letter from an old friend after a long silence.
Snyder is known, of course, as a nature poet.
There is, on the other hand, something deeply heartening about the balance Snyder achieves; one comes away feeling that he has managed to bring the spirit of mountains and rivers into the lecture hall and the faculty lounge -- and vice versa.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/09/05/RVGAF8F92L1.DTL   (721 words)

 Ecology Hall of Fame: Snyder
Snyder has worked as a forest ranger, merchant seaman, mountain spotter, and a longshoreman on the San Francisco docks.
In addition to his Pulitzer prize, Snyder also received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry (1997), the John Hay Award for Nature Writing (1997) and the Buddhism Transmission Award (1998) by the Japan-based Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Foundation (Snyder was the first American writer to receive this award).
Snyder is currently on the faculty at The University of California at Davis.
www.ecotopia.org /ehof/snyder   (913 words)

 MPR: Gary Snyder, eco-poet
Poet Gary Snyder has been described as the elder statesman of the natural world for his emphasis on the environment and nature.
Snyder thinks of himself as a "holistic" poet, and blends his interest in the environment, Zen Buddhism and nature into his work.
Snyder is often described as the "laureate of deep ecology," and his image has even appeared on a U.S. postage stamp.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2005/04/18_newsroom_garysnyder   (423 words)

 Gary Snyder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's no random gesture that the scroll metaphor forms the book's central, narrative premise (its vital force; in Eastern terms;, its "chi"): Snyder studied scroll painting and calligraphy, and he has long approached his poetry as a kind of stylized fusion of experience and myth.
A scholar of Asian languages and translator of Chinese poetry, he is a practicing Mahayana Buddhist, an adherent of meditation, a mystic; here, he configures the episodes of his personal epic -- minutiae from a scroll painter's landscape, a series of living sutras.
Mountains and Rivers is, in short, a return to the prophetic Gary Snyder of 30 years ago -- who, having sat out most of the '60s (literally) at a Buddhist monastery in Japan, emerged to open San Francisco's "Human Be-In" on January 14, 1967, trumpeting into a conch shell like some apocalyptic hippie archangel.
www.bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/books/reviews/03-97/SNYDER.html   (648 words)

 Gary Snyder, Papers, 1955-1983
Gary Snyder was born on May 8, 1930 in San Francisco, California, to Harold Alton and Lois (Willkie).
The Department began purchasing Gary Snyder's manuscript material in the early 1970s and has made it a collecting priority since that time.
An effort is made to collect Gary Snyder's printed works comprehensively, while enhancing the printed material with manuscripts and letters as they are available in the market.
speccoll.library.kent.edu /literature/poetry/snyder.html   (2705 words)

 City Arts & Lectures
Poet, scholar, and environmental activist, Gary Snyder has published eighteen collections of poetry, which have been translated into more than twenty languages.
As a tireless activist as well as beloved poet, Gary Snyder has been called the Henry David Thoreau of his generation and "a poet of wildness" by his peers.
Snyder lives in the Yuba River watershed in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.
www.cityarts.net /n.snyder.html   (369 words)

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