Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), as well as an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist (frequently described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology"). Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist spirituality and nature. Snyder has translated literature into English from ancient Chinese and modern Japanese. For many years, Snyder served as a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, and he also served for a time on the California Arts Council.

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    This is our body. Drawn up crosslegged by the flames
    drinking icy water
    hugging babies, kissing bellies,

    Laughing on the Great Earth

    Come out from the bath.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    subtle birds
    Wheel and go,leaving air in shreds
    black beaks shine in gray haze.
    Brushed by the hawk’s wing
    of vision.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    They came to camp. On their
    Own trails I followed my own
    Trail here. Picked up the cold-drill,
    Pick, singlejack, and sack
    Of dynamite
    Ten thousand years.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    He stands in warm water
    Soap all over the smooth of his thigh and stomach
    ‘Gary don’t soap my hair!’
    Mhis eye-sting fear—
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    I recalled when I worked in the woods
    and the bars of Madras, Oregon.
    That short-haired joy and roughness—
    America—your stupidity.
    I could almost love you again.
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)