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The Creative Force: In Conversation with Novelist Ruth Ozeki

Nancy Chu talks to Ruth Ozeki about her creative process, the power of grief, and what it’s like growing up mixed-race in America.

Not Here Yet

Remarks by Gary Snyder on Buddhism, Ecology & the Poetics of Homelessness.

Smokey the Bear Sutra

In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his "Smokey the Bear Sutra," imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.

Writers and the War Against Nature

Zen practitioner Gary Snyder traces his lifelong commitment to the environment and calls on all creative people to rise in its defense.