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Gary Snyder's Poetry Earns Him A Spot In The California Hall Of Fame

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Poet Gary Snyder in his Nevada City, California, home.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Gary Snyder's life and work as a poet spans from the Beat Generation and San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s to today. He's won a Pulitzer Prize for his poems, and his blend of Buddhist spirituality and environmental activism have earned him a reputation as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology."

Gary Snyder has published more than 20 books of poetry and prose, and that earned him a spot in the California Hall of Fame at tonight's ceremony hosted by Gov. Jerry Brown. Capital Public Radio’s new environment reporter Ezra David Romero joins to talk about Gary Snyder's poetry and his work.

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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