Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder is a Zen poet, environmental activist, and professor emeritus atthe University of California, Davis. He has published more than eighteen books of poetry and prose, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Turtle Island (1975) and his most recent book, Back on the Fire: Essays (2008). He has received an AmericanAcademy of Arts and Letters Award, the Bollingen Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Levinson Prize from Poetry, the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Shelley Memorial Award.