Gary Snyder, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Gary Snyder

American poet

Date of Birth: 08-May-1930

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Profession: writer, poet, translator, trade unionist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Gary Snyder

  • Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American man of letters.
  • Perhaps best known as a poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), he is also an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist with anarchoprimitivist leanings.
  • He has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology".
  • Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the American Book Award.
  • His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist spirituality and nature.
  • Snyder has translated literature into English from ancient Chinese and modern Japanese.
  • Snyder was an academic at the University of California, Davis and a member of the California Arts Council.

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