Gary Snyder's Poetry Earns Him A Spot In The California Hall Of Fame Cody Drabble Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. 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.