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Gary Snyder
Professor of English


Gary Snyder has published eighteen books, translated into more than twenty languages. He has been the subject of innumerable essays, five critical books and countless international interviews. His work and thinking has been featured in video specials on BBC-TV and PBS, and in every major national print organ. Click here for a short biography

The John Hay Award for Nature Writing, 1997 The Bollingen Prize for Poetry, 1997 Featured Poet in Bill Moyers' "The Language of Life" PBS video special series, 1995 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1987 The Best American Poetry 1988 and 1989 Fred S. Cody Memorial Award, 1989 American Poetry Society Shelley Memorial Award, 1986 Pullitzer Prize for Poetry, 1975 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 1969-70 Bollingen Foundation Fellow, 1966-69


  • Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems (San Francisco: Four Seasons, 1969).
  • Myths and Texts (New York: New Directions, 1960,1978).
  • The Back Country (New York: New Directions, 1968).
  • Earth Household (New York: New Directions, 1969). [Prose]
  • Regarding Wave (New York: New Directions, 1970).
  • Turtle Island (New York: New Directions, 1974). [Pullitzer Prize]
  • The Old Ways (San Francisco: City Lights, 1977). [Prose]
  • Axe Handles (San Francisco: North Point, 1983).
  • He Who Hunted Birds in His Father's Village ("the Dimensions of a Haida Myth") (Bolinas, CA: Grey Fox, 1979). [Prose]
  • Passage Through India (San Francisco: Gray Fox, 1984).
  • Left Out in the Rain (San Francisco: North Point, 1988).
  • The Practice of the Wild (San Francisco: North Point, 1990). [Prose]
  • No Nature (New York: Pantheon, 1992)
  • A Place in Space (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1995). [Prose]
  • Mountains and Rivers Without End (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1996). [Bollingen Prize]
  • The Gary Snyder Reader (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1999).

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