Emeritus Professor Gary Snyder Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation
Poet Gary Snyder, professor emeritus of English, has won the 2017 UC Davis Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation. This award recognizes career accomplishments that have led to a long-term positive impact on the lives of others.
"Gary Snyder has spent his life trying to find language for the broad and all-too-often subterranean sense that we are living the wrong life," says Davis English professor and poet Joshua Clover, "that the way it has been organized elsewhere is ruinous to us, to our communities, and to the planet.... Sometimes this thinking takes the form of anger or deep melancholy, sometimes visionary engagements with possibility and with other traditions and the sense a better life might be nearby or underfoot, and always with an incomparable attention to the ecologies that persist despite our depredations."