Gary Snyder was born in San Francisco in 1930. He is the author of over a dozen collections of poetry, including Turtle Island (1974), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Axe Handles (1983), recipient of an American Book Award; and Mountains and Rivers Without End (1997). Snyder has also published books of interviews and essays, including Passage Through India (1983), Back on the Fire: Essays (2007), and his most recent work, The Great Clod: Notes and Memoirs on Nature and History in East Asia (2016). His honors include the Bollingen Prize, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the Bess Hokin and Levinson prizes, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the 2012 Wallace Stevens Award. Snyder became a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2003. From 1986-2001, he was an English professor at the University of California at Davis. He currently lives in the South Yuba River watershed in Sacramento.
Audio Recordings with Gary Snyder
- Gary Snyder reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Nov. 27, 1973