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Gary Snyder

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  • Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry

    Off The Shelf: Finding the pieces that turn writing into poetry
    When I was in my early 20s, living in Berkeley and drifting toward a PhD in Russian literature, I started writing poetry. It was a completely unexpected development. I definitely hadn't been one of those kids in high school who worked for the literary...
  • 'Chronic,' by D.A. Powell

    'Chronic,' by D.A. Powell
    Chronic Poems D.A. Powell Graywolf: 78 pp., $20 There are poets who show us the exterior world and poets who ferry news of their inner turmoil. Yet very few possess the double vision required to do both. Sylvia Plath surveyed and stoked the fires...
  • "A Blue Hand" by Deborah Baker

    By Wendy Smith nyone familiar with "In Extremis," her Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of poet Laura Riding, knows Deborah Baker has little interest in conventional lives or conventional narrative. Her new book, "A Blue Hand," which mostly follows...
  • Student Nearly Drowns at Pike High School

    Student Nearly Drowns at Pike High School
    A Pike High School student nearly drowned Wednesday morning during a second period swimming class. There 25 students in the class when a 14 year-old freshman went under water in the deep end of the swimming pool and didn't come up. "It was just kind of,...
  • The Western sage

    The California writer Wallace Stegner is well known to readers for novels such as "Angle of Repose" and "Crossing to Safety." But Stegner had another dimension, as an advocate for a literary West -- especially the West of mountains and desert and big...
  • Death-defying calm

    Nightfall on a cloudless evening does not hurry. Wings flash across the sky, and frogs, emboldened by the fading light, take up singing as birds fall silent. Just above the horizon, a sliver of the moon emerges in the airbrushed light. Only Venus is...