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Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems by Gary Snyder
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Mar 10, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry
Read in February, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 1

This is the first of Gary Snyder's work that I've read, and I'm hooked. His style of poetry appeals to me--his visuals and interjections, stop-and-start hyphenization, his philosophy. I think it makes for great free verse meaningful poetry ("poetry with a purpose"). I had many favorites here; I'll try to update later with quotes and particulars.

His relationship with Hanshan (Cold Mountain) is a valuable one. You can tell they are kindred in many ways, and Snyder's translations come off both modern and pertinent--you'd be hardpressed to determine the originals were written hundreds of years ago. Great stuff in this slim volume.
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