Happy 90th Birthday Gary Snyder!
Today -- May 8, 2020 -- is poet, essayist, and climate justice advocate Gary Snyder's birthday! Please enjoy this special video of our very own, John Evans, reading a small excerpt of Gary's work and join us in wishing Gary Snyder a wonderful 90th birthday by posting your own videos on social media reading a favorite work by Snyder - whether that's a poem, a stanza, or even a brief passage of prose! Be sure to use #GarySnyder90 and tag us (@dieselbookstore/@dieseldelmar) and Counterpoint Press (@counterpointpress). Again, on behalf of DIESEL, a very happy birthday to Gary Snyder!
And be sure to check out this incredible interview from the Brockport Writers Forum archive! It's a favorite clip of ours and a strange, interesting, and timely, time capsule of a video from 1972!! On the day after Nixon's re-election, Snyder talks about poetry, politics, ecology, and eating deer. This clip is an edited version of a 45-minute interview recorded on November 8, 1972. For more visit brockport.edu/wforum.