Gary Snyder

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Birthday
8, 1930
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1930 (age 88)
Birthplace
California

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author associated with the Beat Generation. His best-known works include Turtle Island, A Place in Space, and Mountains and Rivers Without End.

Before Fame

He attended Indiana University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Trivia

He was featured in a documentary film entitled The Practice of the Wild.

Family Life

He was raised during the Great Depression era in California, Washington, and Oregon. He married Alison Gass in 1950.

Associated With

He was the inspiration for the character of Japhy in The Dharma Bums, a famous novel by Jack Kerouac.