Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Letter to the editor

When I asked Gary Snyder about “The New American Pessimism,” a phrase coined by the poet Charles Simic, he responded with sharp criticism of the Tea Party movement. A Star Trib reader who admired the sentiment responded with a letter to the editor that ran today in the featured spot. It ran with one of [...]

A conversation with Gary Snyder

In 2006, I spent three days with Gary Snyder while he was in Ames, Iowa, attending a symposium on wilderness. There was some irony involved; Iowa has the smallest proportion of wild land of any of the 50 states. It has no national parks, few state parks and more than 80 percent of its total [...]