Vintage photo of Julia Martin and Gary Snyder. Photo by Carole Koda.
Vintage photo of Julia Martin and Gary Snyder. Photo by Carole Koda.

Pulitzer prize-winning Poet Gary Snyder will appear at Trinity University Wednesday evening for an on-stage conversation with South African writer and literary scholar Julia Martin, who has engaged him in such exchanges since she was a graduate student in the 1980s.

"Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places," by Julia Martin and Gary Snyder. Publisher: Trinity University Press, 2014.
“Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places,” by Julia Martin and Gary Snyder. Publisher: Trinity University Press, 2014.

Snyder is one of America’s most enduring and prolific poets, a son of the Depression, a member of the Beat Generation, a long practicing Zen Buddhist, and since an early age, an ardent environmentalist whose rural retreat, Kitkitdizze, is located high on the San Juan Ridge in California’s Sierra Nevada.

Snyder is 84-years-old and still writing, traveling, and engaging his readers. He and Martin will appear in the intimate Chapman Center on the Trinity campus for a 90-minute conversation, poetry reading and book signing at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more details.

“The evening is based on their new Trinity University Press book, ‘Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places,’ a collection of interviews and letters between the two spanning three decades discussing everything from ecological and gender politics, to issues of community, bioregion, and place, to Snyder’s priorities for writing and core musings like suffering, old age, sickness, and death,” a Trinity Press release stated.

*Featured/top image: Vintage photo of Julia Martin and Gary Snyder. Photo by Carole Koda.

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Robert Rivard

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