Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems

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Counterpoint Press, 2010 - Poetry - 67 pages
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By any measure, Gary Snyder is one of the greatest poets in America in the last century. From his first book of poems to his latest collection of essays, his work and his example, standing between Tu Fu and Thoreau, have been influential all over the world. Riprap, his first book of poems, was published in Japan in 1959 by Origin Press, and it is the fiftieth anniversary of that groundbreaking book we celebrate with this edition. A small press reprint of that book included Snyder’s translations of Han Shan’s Cold Mountain Poems, perhaps the finest translations of that remarkable poet ever made into English.

Reintroducing one of the twentieth century's foremost collections of poetry, this edition will please those already familiar with this work and excite a new generation of readers with its profound simplicity and spare elegance.

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User Review  - Sabrina Gonzalez - Goodreads

Considering that I am not at all inclined to poetry. While i didn't find it beautiful or thought provoking, I did find it interesting the way he incorporated Buddhism with his way of thinking. It was pretty cool. Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher Barry - Goodreads

Re-read this quick collection because I am reading The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac and this was the collection (Cold Mountain Poems) in particular that the fictional Snyder was writing in the book ... Read full review

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Gary Snyder still lives on his homestead in the Sierra foothills, and is a neighbor and community activist in the Yuba River Watershed.

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