Riprap: And, Cold Mountain Poems

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Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004 - Poetry - 67 pages
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Riprap: a cobble of stone laid on steep, slick rock to make a trail for horses in the mountains. Forty-five years ago, Snyder's first book of poems, "Riprap," was published by Origin Press in a beautiful paperbound edition stitched Japanese-style.

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I have the edition that includes the DVD of Snyder reading then and now. I especially appreciated the new note appended to For a Far-Out Friend. Read full review

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it was a pleasure to reread these poems in 2005, Synder's work is a perennial inspiration... Read full review

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Gary Snyder was born in San Francisco, California on May 8, 1930. He received a B.A. in anthropology at Reed College in 1951. Between working as a logger, a trail-crew member, and a seaman on a Pacific tanker, he was associated with Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and studied in a Zen monastery in Japan. He wrote numerous books of poetry and prose including Danger on Peaks, Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature: New and Selected Poems, The Practice of the Wild, Regarding Wave, and Myths and Texts. He received an American Book Award for Axe Handles and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Turtle Island. He has also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Bollingen Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Levinson Prize from Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the Shelley Memorial Award. In 2012, he received the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement by the Academy of American Poets.

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