Gary Snyder – University of Arizona Poetry Center’s 50th Anniversary   1 comment

Gary Snyder at the University of Arizona Poetry Center — Images by kenne

Seated in the back, while others stand checking the view. Outside retractable walls, in choice of place, we gathered as, “Largest crowd in recent memory!” repeated through the Poetry Center. Staging a Zen evening, six persimmons a backdrop for laying down the words, Gary Snyder shared anecdotal memories of friendship. Fifty years since Robert Frost read at the Ruth Stephan Poetry Cottage dedication, fifty years out, Snyder reminisced about friend, writer, and philanthropist, Ruth Stephan.

“Poetry is the food of the spirit,
and spirit is the instigator of all revolutions,
whether political or personal,
whether national, world-wide,
within the life of a single quiet human being. “

– Ruth Stephan

kenne


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  1. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    A few months after moving to Tucson we had an opportunity to attend a reading by Gary Snyder at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. I shot a few photos and video of the event, which I first shared eight years ado. — kenne

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