Friday, February 17, 2012

Free tickets available Feb. 29 for Gary Snyder's upcoming presentation in Jackson

Gary Snyder. Photo by Leon Borensztei.
From the Teton County Public Library in Jackson:

A quiet enthusiasm has been growing as word spreads about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder’s upcoming visit to Jackson.

Get free tickets to “Page to the Podium: Gary Snyder” beginning on Wednesday, February 29 at 5 p.m.  at Teton County Library or during regular hours at Alta Branch Library. Tickets are limited to one per card; available first-come, first-serve. Patrons may claim tickets for friends or a spouse but must bring a library card or card number for each ticket they wish to claim.

Snyder’s Page to the Podium event will be on Tuesday, March 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, Center Theater. Snyder will give a poetry reading followed by an interview with author, Exum mountain guide, and Zen practitioner, Jack Turner. A book signing with Snyder will complete the evening.

Snyder’s accomplishments include 18 published collections of poetry and essays, numerous awards and fellowships, countless international interviews, keynote lectures and an endowed chair at University of California at Davis. His writing delves into themes of pollution and overpopulation, wilderness ethics, Buddhist principles, as well as Native American mythology. In 1975, Snyder won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for “Turtle Island,” a meditation on the geo-mythical history of the planet. Read more about Snyder at

Also, on Wednesday, March 14, from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse, Snyder will give a poetry performance. Space for this second event will be limited, without tickets, and seating is first-come, first-serve.

Learn more about this and many other library events at

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