(C-60 cassette released by Counter Culture Chronicles, 2020)
‘New York Piano’, something which has been high on my list of “to get out there” for a long while.
(Philip Corner, 5/7/2020).
Gary Snyder (1930) is an American poet, author, translator and environmental activist. Snyder was born in San Francisco but raised in Washington state and Oregon, where he developed his love for literature and nature and his interest in Native American peoples. The cassette released by Counter Culture Chronicles in 2020 contains a recording of Gary Snyder in Melbourne, 1981. Snyder is not so much heard reading his poems as giving them breath and soul. They come alive by means of his warm voice, sense of rhythm and personal experience that underly his poetry. The poems range from Changing Diapers to fragments of Snyder’s epic poem Mountains and Rivers without End, which took forty years to finish and wasn’t completed until 1996. Read more & order →