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Gary Snyder and Julia Martin in San Antonio: A New Conversation in an Old Friendship

by Rachel Cooley on

Beloved poet Gary Snyder and South African writer and scholar Julia Martin will discuss their decades-long friendship on March 4 at Trinity University. The evening celebrates their new book, Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places, which collects their many letters and musings.

As Snyder likes to say, it’s not over yet. He and Martin will continue their ongoing conversation on campus, exploring themes from the book such as ecological and gender politics; issues of community, bioregion, and place; Snyder’s priorities for writing; and core musings like suffering, old age, sickness, and death.

Please join us for this conversation and poetry reading at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4.  

 

SOUTH-NORTH, WEST-EAST

Crossing the equator

curving over the Atlantic ocean space, south-north, west-east—

Cape Town and Table Mountain, Namaqualand, Kalahari—to Cape Mendocino, Shasta, Black Rock desert—Julia and I have tossed our paper airplane letters toward each other now for over thirty years, mostly swooping ok down

To compare our wild/tame female/male scholar/artist parent/wanderer tricks

with each other. All on the path of walking, writing and sitting.

I’ve learned so much from her. And I love this neo-Gondwanaland we share. It’s not over yet.

GARY SNYDER

 

An evening with Gary Snyder and Julia Martin

March 4, 7:30–9 pm

Chapman Center | Great Hall | Trinity University

East Rosewood Avenue

San Antonio, Texas

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