Books written by Gary Snyder

The Practice of the Wild

Counterpoint Press | March 23, 2019 | 205 pages
The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world. These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder s work and... More Info

Distant Neighbors

May 12, 2015 | 352 pages
In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons. He had just published his first book of essays, Earth House Hold. A few years before,... More Info

This Present Moment

Counterpoint | April 1, 2015 | 88 pages
"This present moment That lives on To become Long ago." For his first collection of new poems since his celebrated Danger on Peaks, published in 2004, Gary Snyder finds himself ranging over the planet. Journeys to the Dolomites, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, from Paris and Tuscany to the shrine... More Info

Nobody Home

November 3, 2014 | 280 pages
Spanning three decades, beginning in the early 1980s, and filled with a collection of interviews and letters, a poet, essayist and environmental activist begins an intellectual exchange with a South African writer and scholar that eventually becomes a long-distance friendship and an exploration of... More Info