Beat hero, steward of the earth, Zen Buddhist, and poet Gary Snyder turns 90 on May 8. He looks back on an honorable life at the leading edge.
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.
“Literature is my religion,” says Kim Stanley Robinson. “The novel is my way of making sense of things.”
Andrea Miller reviews This Present Moment, by Gary Snyder.
Zen practitioner Gary Snyder traces his lifelong commitment to the environment and calls on all creative people to rise in its defense.
For the nineties, the celebrated Beat rebel advocates “wild mind,” neighborhood values and watershed politics.
Remarks by Gary Snyder on Buddhism, Ecology & the Poetics of Homelessness.