Danger on Peaks

Danger on Peaks

This remarkable collection was greeted with broad praise, and as Julia Martin proclaimed, "Moving between relative and absolute ways of seeing, [Snyder] responds to the experience of global conflict and personal pain by reminding readers of ...

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619024052

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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When first published in 2004, Danger on Peaks was the poet's first new collection of poems in twenty years. Perhaps his most personal, autobiographical collection, it begins with the young poet ascending Mt. St. Helens in 1945, a climb accidentally timed with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was 15 years old. Almost sixty years later, after the great Buddhas at Bamiyan Valley were bombed and with the victims of the World Trade Center also "turned to dust," the poet composed a prayer while at Short Grass Temple in Senso–ji, a pilgrim on the path of Kannon, Goddess of Mercy. This remarkable collection was greeted with broad praise, and as Julia Martin proclaimed, "Moving between relative and absolute ways of seeing, [Snyder] responds to the experience of global conflict and personal pain by reminding readers of the continuity of wildness, affirming the value of art, and invoking an ancient practice of wisdom and compassion."
Categories: Poetry

Danger on Peaks

Danger on Peaks

The first collection of poems by the acclaimed poet in two decades experiments with the Japanese poetic form known as "haibun" while exploring the immediacies of intimate contacts and gossip, with poems about an ascent up Mount St. Helens ...

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1593760418

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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The first collection of poems by the acclaimed poet in two decades experiments with the Japanese poetic form known as "haibun" while exploring the immediacies of intimate contacts and gossip, with poems about an ascent up Mount St. Helens and the destruction of Hiroshima.
Categories: Poetry

Mountains and Rivers Without End

Mountains and Rivers Without End

Winner of the Bollingen Poetry Prize, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Orion Society's John Hay Award, among others, Gary Snyder finds his quiet brilliance celebrated in this new edition of one of his most treasured ...

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582439006

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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In simple, striking verse, legendary poet Gary Snyder weaves an epic discourse on the topics of geology, prehistory, and mythology. First published in 1996, this landmark work encompasses Asian artistic traditions, as well as Native American storytelling and Zen Buddhist philosophy, and celebrates the disparate elements of the Earth — sky, rock, water — while exploring the human connection to nature with stunning wisdom. Winner of the Bollingen Poetry Prize, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Orion Society's John Hay Award, among others, Gary Snyder finds his quiet brilliance celebrated in this new edition of one of his most treasured works.
Categories: Poetry

Nobody Home

Nobody Home

In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595342522

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed decisively—globally, locally, and in their personal lives—and these changing conditions provide the back story for a long conversation. It begins in the early 1980s as an intellectual exchange between an earnest graduate student and a generous distinguished writer, and becomes a long-distance friendship and an exploration of spiritual practice. At the project’s heart is Snyder’s understanding of Buddhism. Again and again, the conversations return to an explication of the teachings. Snyder’s characteristic approach is to articulate a direct experience of Buddhist practice rather than any kind of abstract philosophy. In the version he describes here, this practice finds expression not primarily as an Asian import or a monastic ideal, but in the specificities of a householder’s life as lived creatively in a particular location at a particular moment in history. This means that whatever “topic” a dialogue explores, there is a sense that all of it is about practice—the spiritual-social practice of a contemporary poet.
Categories: Literary Collections

Mountains and Rivers Without End

Mountains and Rivers Without End

Winner of the Bollingen Poetry Prize, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Orion Society's John Hay Award, among others, Gary Snyder finds his quiet brilliance celebrated in this new edition of one of his most treasured ...

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582434077

Category: Poetry

Page: 167

View: 911

In simple, striking verse, legendary poet Gary Snyder weaves an epic discourse on the topics of geology, prehistory, and mythology. First published in 1996, this landmark work encompasses Asian artistic traditions, as well as Native American storytelling and Zen Buddhist philosophy, and celebrates the disparate elements of the Earth -- sky, rock, water -- while exploring the human connection to nature with stunning wisdom. Winner of the Bollingen Poetry Prize, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Orion Society's John Hay Award, among others, Gary Snyder finds his quiet brilliance celebrated in this new edition of one of his most treasured works.
Categories: Poetry

This Present Moment

This Present Moment

A centerpiece in this collection is a long poem about the death of his beloved, Carole Koda, a rich poem of grief and sorrow, rare in its steady resolved focus on a dying wife, of a power unequaled in American poetry.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher:

ISBN: 1619027380

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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"This present moment That lives on To become Long ago." For his first collection of new poems since his celebrated Danger on Peaks, published in 2004, Gary Snyder finds himself ranging over the planet. Journeys to the Dolomites, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, from Paris and Tuscany to the shrine at Delphi, from Santa Fe to Sella Pass, Snyder lays out these poems as a map of the last decade. Placed side-by-side, they become a path and a trail of complexity and lyrical regard, a sort of riprap of the poet’s eighth decade. And in the mix are some of the most beautiful domestic poems of his great career, poems about his work as a homesteader and householder, as a father and husband, as a friend and neighbor. A centerpiece in this collection is a long poem about the death of his beloved, Carole Koda, a rich poem of grief and sorrow, rare in its steady resolved focus on a dying wife, of a power unequaled in American poetry. As a friend is quoted in one of these new poems: "I met the other lately in the far back of a bar, musicians playing near the window and he sweetly told me "listen to that music. The self we hold so dear will soon be gone.”" Gary Snyder is one of the greatest American poets of the last century, and This Present Moment shows his command, his broad range, and his remarkable courage.
Categories: Poetry

Myths Texts

Myths   Texts

Gary Snyder's second collection, Myths & Texts, was originally published in 1960 by Totem Press. It is now reissued by New Directions in this completely revised format, with an introduction by the author.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811206866

Category: Poetry

Page: 54

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Gary Snyder's second collection, Myths & Texts, was originally published in 1960 by Totem Press. It is now reissued by New Directions in this completely revised format, with an introduction by the author.
Categories: Poetry

The Biographic and Poetic Dimensions in Gary Snyder s Green Buddhism Poetry

The Biographic and Poetic Dimensions in Gary Snyder s Green Buddhism Poetry

From the perspective of ecology, many scholars have examined works of Gary Synder, who is an environmental activist, a peasant-Buddhist, and one of the most beloved and significant poets in the East and West.

Author: Byoungkook Park

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:221706579

Category:

Page: 412

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From the perspective of ecology, many scholars have examined works of Gary Synder, who is an environmental activist, a peasant-Buddhist, and one of the most beloved and significant poets in the East and West. While his poems have been widely read, they have been rarely articulated from the perspective of East Asian Mahayana Buddhism or, which I would call, Green Buddhism. Considering this, my dissertation focuses on Snyder's Green Buddhism poetry and delineates the concept of Green Buddhism and how it has emerged in his Green Buddhism poetry over the past fifty years. According to my research, his poetic dimensions should be divided into three, and each dimension is closely related to his biographical stage. Based on this, the concept of Green Buddhism will be discussed at the beginning of my dissertation. Then, each chapter of my dissertation focuses on Snyder's representative poetry collections by following his biographic and poetic dimensions: Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems (1965), Mountains and Rivers Without End (1996), and danger on peaks (2004). My research points to ways in which Gary Snyder encourages readers to live harmoniously with other living creatures on this planet, Earth.
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Turtle Island

Turtle Island

Poems.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

ISBN: UCAL:B2500113

Category: Poetry

Page: 114

View: 811

Poems.
Categories: Poetry

The Back Country

The Back Country

“A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit."—Kirkus Reviews 'A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit', this collection is made up of four sections: 'Far West', 'Far East', 'Kali', and 'Back'.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

ISBN: UOM:39015003304618

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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“A reaffirmation of a back country of the spirit."—Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Poetry

Back on the Fire

Back on the Fire

This collection of essays by Gary Snyder, now in paperback, blazes with insight.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582439723

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 804

This collection of essays by Gary Snyder, now in paperback, blazes with insight. In his most autobiographical writing to date, Snyder employs fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences, and our spirits and minds broaden and mature. Snyder here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics, from our sense of place and a need to review forestry practices, to the writing life and Eastern thought. Surveying the current wisdom that fires are in some cases necessary for ecosystems of the wild, he contemplates the evolution of his view on the practice, while exploring its larger repercussions on our perceptions of nature and the great landscapes of the West. These pieces include recollections of his boyhood, his involvement with the literary community of the Bay Area, his travels to Japan, as well as his thoughts on American culture today. All maintain Snyder's reputation as an intellect to be reckoned with, while often revealing him at his most emotionally vulnerable. The final impression is holistic: We perceive not a collection of essays, but a cohesive presentation of Snyder's life and work expressed in his characteristically straightforward prose.
Categories: Nature

A Place in Space

A Place in Space

A volume of passionate essays on environmental awareness by a Bollingen Poetry Prize- and Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award-winning poet includes twenty-nine pieces that span half a century of writing, in a collection that includes ...

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131783206

Category: Nature

Page: 263

View: 154

A volume of passionate essays on environmental awareness by a Bollingen Poetry Prize- and Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award-winning poet includes twenty-nine pieces that span half a century of writing, in a collection that includes his 1971 manifesto "Four Changes." Reprint.
Categories: Nature

Cold Mountain Poems

Cold Mountain Poems

An augmented collection of Hanshan's Ch'an Buddhist poems as translated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Danger on Peaks incorporates a new design, preface and afterword that explores how the translations shaped Snyder's development ...

Author: Hanshan

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1619021684

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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An augmented collection of Hanshan's Ch'an Buddhist poems as translated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Danger on Peaks incorporates a new design, preface and afterword that explores how the translations shaped Snyder's development as a writer and Buddhist.
Categories: Poetry

The Etiquette of Freedom

The Etiquette of Freedom

" The Etiquette of Freedom is an all-encompassing companion to the film The Practice of the Wild.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher:

ISBN: 1619027763

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 663

Gary Snyder joined his old friend, novelist Jim Harrison, to discuss their loves and lives and what has become of them throughout the years. Set amidst the natural beauty of the Santa Lucia Mountains, their conversations--harnessing their ideas of all that is wild, sacred and intimate in this world--move from the admission that Snyder’s mother was a devout atheist to his personal accounts of his initiation into Zen Buddhist culture, being literally dangled by the ankles over a cliff. After years of living in Japan, Snyder returns to the States to build a farmhouse in the remote foothills of the Sierras, a homestead he calls Kitkitdizze. For all of the depth in these conversations, Jim Harrison and Gary Snyder are humorous and friendly, and with the artfully interspersed dialogue from old friends and loves like Scott Slovic, Michael McClure, Jack Shoemaker, and Joanne Kyger, the discussion reaches a level of not only the personal, but the global, redefining our idea of the Beat Generation and challenging the future directions of the environmental movement and its association with "Deep Ecology.” The Etiquette of Freedom is an all-encompassing companion to the film The Practice of the Wild.
Categories: Nature

The High Sierra of California

The High Sierra of California

The High Sierra of California is a brilliant tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: UOM:39015055476520

Category: Art

Page: 128

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The High Sierra of California is a brilliant tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting images are the journals of Gary Snyder, chronicling more than forty years of travels through the High Sierra backcountry.
Categories: Art

Danger on the Mountain

Danger on the Mountain

Describes how individuals and teams attempted to scale peaks from Mount Erebus, Antarctica to Yosemite Valley, California, and discusses the freezing temperatures, cliffs, and dangerous conditions the climbers faced.

Author: Andrew Donkin

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0789473860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 634

Describes how individuals and teams attempted to scale peaks from Mount Erebus, Antarctica to Yosemite Valley, California, and discusses the freezing temperatures, cliffs, and dangerous conditions the climbers faced.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Etiquette of Freedom

The Etiquette of Freedom

" The Etiquette of Freedom is an all–encompassing companion to the film The Practice of the Wild.

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582438535

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 481

Gary Snyder joined his old friend, novelist Jim Harrison, to discuss their loves and lives and what has become of them throughout the years. Set amidst the natural beauty of the Santa Lucia Mountains, their conversations—harnessing their ideas of all that is wild, sacred and intimate in this world—move from the admission that Snyder's mother was a devout atheist to his personal accounts of his initiation into Zen Buddhist culture, being literally dangled by the ankles over a cliff. After years of living in Japan, Snyder returns to the States to build a farmhouse in the remote foothills of the Sierras, a homestead he calls Kitkitdizze. For all of the depth in these conversations, Jim Harrison and Gary Snyder are humorous and friendly, and with the artfully interspersed dialogue from old friends and loves like Scott Slovic, Michael McClure, Jack Shoemaker, and Joanne Kyger, the discussion reaches a level of not only the personal, but the global, redefining our idea of the Beat Generation and challenging the future directions of the environmental movement and its association with "Deep Ecology." The Etiquette of Freedom is an all–encompassing companion to the film The Practice of the Wild.
Categories: Religion