Poet Gary Snyder has been awarded the Academy of American Poets’ $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award. (Click here to read a statement from fellow poet Jane Hirshfeld.)
Our congratulations to him for this latest honor. (He also recently received PEN New England’s “Henry David Thoreau Prize” for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing.) Here at the Shambhala Sun we’ve had the honor of publishing his writing; click through here for links to see for yourself what makes Snyder so special.
Gary Snyder in the Shambhala Sun [links open in new windows]:
- Writers and the War Against Nature — this Snyder commentary was selected by our editors as one of the best commentaries published in the first thirty years of the Shambhala Sun.
- Highest and Driest — from “Poetry and Zen Talks of Philip Whalen.”
- The Wild Mind of Gary Snyder — a 1996 profile by Trevor Carolan