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Life Prayers From Around the World: 365 Prayers, Blessings and Affirmations to Celebrate the Human Journey
Elizabeth Roberts (Editor)
006251377X
June 1996
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Joan Halifax, author of The Fruitful Darkness
"This treasury of wise and loving words is a rich collection of poetry that inspires and teaches us."

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Fire In The Soul
"This delicious collection of prayers is a celebration of wisdom and blessing for all life's passages. The luminous words of comfort, insight, and joy will be a treasured companion that will travel with you through all the bright days and dark nights of the Earthwalk."

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A Zen Forest
Soiku Shigematsu
1893996301
Sept 2004
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Book Description

The essence of Zen is contained here. First compiled in 16th and 17th century Japan, the sayings range from profound to mystifying to comical. A Zen Forest is, according to poet Gary Snyder, "the meeting place of the highest and the most humble: the great poets and the 'old women's sayings.'" Translator Soiku Shigematsu, abbot of Shogennji Zen Temple in Shimizu, Japan, has rendered the pieces into poetic English that illuminates some aspect of Zen, from satori to the meaning of enlightened activity. The words will open windows to the Zen world, while reminding us that "however wonderful an expression may be, it will be a stake that binds you unless you keep yourself free from it."

About the Author
Soiku Shigematsu is the abbot of Shogenji Zen Temple in Shimizu, Japan....



Genesis, Structure, and Meaning in Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers without End
Anthony Hunt
0874175453
March 2004
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Gary Snyder
"…informed, playful, creative commentaries that don’t impose themselves on the text, but complement it."

Book Description
When Gary Snyder’s long poem Mountains and Rivers Without End was published in 1996, it was hailed as a masterpiece of American poetry, yet it has not hitherto been the subject of a book-length critical study. Now, Anthony Hunt offers a detailed historical and explicative analysis of this complex work using, among his many sources, Snyder’s personal papers, letters, and interviews. Hunt traces the work’s origins and genesis, as well as some of the myriad sources of its themes and structure, including Nô drama; East Asian landscape painting; the rhythms of storytelling, chant, and song; Jungian archetypal psychology; world...


Nature's Kindred Spirits
James McClintock
0299141748
Apr 1994
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Place for Wayfaring: The Poetry and Prose of Gary Snyder
Patrick D. Murphy
0870714791
March 2000
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At Home on the Earth
David L. Barnhill
0520216849
Aug 1999
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Book Description
Nature writing, as Thoreau knew, can be deeply subversive because it points to ways of living that diverge fundamentally from dominant attitudes. Thoreau would have welcomed these essays by America's most important nature writers, for in exploring our intrinsic relationship with the earth, they also consider our alienation from nature and how that alienation is manifested.
The book's principal focus is on the possibilities of being at home on the earth: Finding place, reinhabitation, and becoming native.The collection begins with essays by N. Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko, who accentuate the links between culture and nature. Other essays speak to the loss of place and to being stewards of nature and of bioregionalism, nativeness, and of interdependent communities, be they in rural areas or urban...


Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen and Jack Kerouac in the Cascades
John Suiter
1582432945
November 2003
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Bloomsbury Review
"A narrative landscape as illuminating as it is liquid."

Books & Culture
"Sensitive prose and exquisite black-and-white photographs."

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Nonprofits
Gary R. Snyder
0595373542
Feb 2006
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Book Description
The nonprofit sector has lost its way. In spite of pristine motives, an increasing number of leaders and agencies are tainting the sector’s good name with wrongdoing that few want to acknowledge. The harm of these misdeeds is truly startling. Nonprofits: On the Brink is a hard-hitting exposé of the nonprofit world as few people know it…with a abstract of its shortfalls. Award-winning lecturer and consultant Gary Snyder guides you through a step-by-step, no-nonsense offering to counter the assortment of weaknesses critical to a nonprofit organization’s survival. “Nonprofits: On the Brink should be read by all of us… Gary Snyder’s call for systemic change should be heeded… This book goes beyond mere criticism, providing some important advice and guidelines that can...


Danger on Peaks
Gary Snyder
1593760809
October 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
In his first gathering of new poetry since the 1996 book-length poem Mountains and Rivers Without End, Snyder seeks a kind of fraught peace, which he cannot sustain; the book begins and ends in upheaval. A mostly prose sequence recalls the recent history of Mount Saint Helens, the Washington State volcano whose eruption in 1980 has been recently (and for now, more softly) reprised. Snyder's speaker remembers climbing it decades ago and sees how flora and fauna are already returning there now: "Who wouldn't take the chance to climb a snowpeak and get the long view?" Landscape, geology, botany and ecology; the poet's Buddhist outlook and its consequences for ethics, and the small pleasures of daily existence, inform the understated, short poems making up most of the volume. Snyder excels in adapting Japanese forms,...


No Nature
Gary Snyder
0679742522
Sept 1993
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From Publishers Weekly
This first selected edition of Snyder's poetry offers an overview of a career spanning more than 30 years, from his emergence as a poet of the Beat Generation to his eventual focus on nature and environmentalism. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
No nature is "a magnificent selection of the best of Snyder's career" (LJ 9/1/92), still going strong with the recent Mountains and Rivers Without End.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Look out: A Selection of Writings
Gary Snyder
0811215253
December 2002
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Los Angeles Times Book Review
The master of lucid meditation....Readers are fortunate to have what Snyder wants to pass on.

Union, Stephen Burgess, 8 February 2003
Snyder's presentation...of his retrospective selection of poetry and prose Look Out, one of New Directions prestigious Bibelot series.

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Wisdom of the East
Susan Suntree
0737305843
Jan 2001
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Book Description
The spiritual philosophies from the East--from Islam to Buddhism--have influenced our lives in the West. Wisdom of the East is a captivating collection that brings together ancient teaching stories with contemporary reflections by women and men who have been influenced by these philosophies. The majority of entries are original, written by the leading writers and authorities on Eastern thought.

From the Back Cover

For more than a half-century, the spiritual philosophies of the East--from India to Japan, from yoga to Buddhism--have influenced our lives in the West. This captivating anthology features fifty authors, among them leading teachers, writers, and practitioners of the major spiritual traditions rooted in Asia, who share their favorite teaching stories and poems,...



Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems
Gary Snyder
1593760159
December 2003
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Lewis MacAdams, California Magazine
"His greatest strength-a quiet and profound elegance, an ability to write a simple phrase that seems to have been echoing through human consciousness for three or four thousand years." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Richard Tillinghast, The Nation
"As early as the 1950s, before ecology became a household word, Snyder understood things about our civilization and economy that no one else was talking about, and he wrote about them with great authority and a sinewy line." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Back Country
Gary Snyder
0811201945
Mar 1968
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Amazon.com
The Back Country is one of Gary Snyder's most serious engagements with Eastern culture and thought. Much of the book works to achieve a perspective by means of contrast, as in "Hitch Haiku," a series of haiku (a Japanese form of imagistic, syllabic verse) mostly set in the American West. Perhaps the strongest poem is "Oil," in which Snyder envisions a tanker as a needle bringing our addicted nation "long injections of pure oil."


High Sierra of California
Gary Snyder
1890771511
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Combining the dramatic and meticulous work of printmaker Tom Killion--accented by quotes from John Muir--and the journal writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, The High Sierra of California is a tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. For over thirty years, Tom Killion has been backpacking the High Sierra, making sketches of the region stretching from Yosemite south to Whitney and Kaweah Crest, which he calls "California's backbone." Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting images are the journals of Gary Snyder, chronicling more than forty years of...


Earth House Hold
Gary Snyder
0811201953
May 1969
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High Sierra of California
Gary Snyder
1890771996
July 2005
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Book Description
Combining the dramatic and meticulous work of printmaker Tom Killion--accented by quotes from John Muir--and the journal writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, The High Sierra of California is a tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. For over thirty years, Tom Killion has been backpacking the High Sierra, making sketches of the region stretching from Yosemite south to Whitney and Kaweah Crest, which he calls "California's backbone." Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting images are the journals of Gary Snyder, chronicling more than forty years of...


Regarding Wave
Gary Snyder
0811201961
Jan 1970
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Turtle Island
Gary Snyder
0811205460
Nov 1974
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Amazon.com
Turtle Island won Gary Snyder the Pulitzer back in 1975, and remains, to this observer, his most completely realized work. The title comes from a Native American term for the continent of North America, and Snyder wants to reclaim the organic and holistic environmental harmony that once held sway here. Still, this is poetry, not diatribe. Snyder's key virtue isn't his political or philosophical vision, but his poetic articulation of that vision. Excellent.


Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons and Herbcraft
Dale Pendell
1562790692
February 1994
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From Booklist
Pharmacopoeia, according to Webster, is an authoritative book containing a list and description of drugs and medicinal products together with the standards established under law for their production, dispensation, and use. Pendell's two-part title, Pharmako/Poeia, reflects what he calls the "twin poles" of his explorations in pharmacology and poetics. It's a book about the interplay of plants, insects, animals, and humans, and it suggests how toxins shaped ecological systems. It's also about the people who for thousands of years investigated the properties of plants and learned to use them for healing, for their effects on the mind, and for poisons. Pendell writes about such topics as tobacco, opium, beer, wine, alcohol, and kava, exploring their history, taxonomy, pharmacology, and effects. The book...

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