Writing, Buddhism, and Living in PlacesBook - 2014
At the project's heart is Snyder's understanding of Buddhism. Again and again, the conversations return to an explication of the teachings. Snyder's characteristic approach is to articulate a direct experience of Buddhist practice rather than any kind of abstract philosophy. In the version he describes here, this practice finds expression not primarily as an Asian import or a monastic ideal, but in the specificities of a householder's life as lived creatively in a particular location at a particular moment in history. This means that whatever "topic" a dialogue explores, there is a sense that all of it is about practice--the spiritual-social practice of a contemporary poet.
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LPL_IlkaI Mar 05, 2018
An intimate collection of epistolary communication spanning thirty years that reads with the fluidity of a fast moving river. The rapport between poet Gary Snyder and writer Julia Martin is so tender and lovely that you can't help but feel a part of it too.