DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems.

Snyder, Gary.

Published by Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, (2004.) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A collection of 55 poems and prose poems, both serious and playful, many with very personal introductions by Snyder describing the circumstances behind the poems, from his first climb of Mt St Helens on the same day in August 1945 when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima to the destruction of the Buddhas in Bamiyan. SIGNED by Snyder. Photograph of Mt St Helens. Notes. 112 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In his first collection of new poems since Axe Handles (1983), Gary Snyder includes fifty-five new poems and prose poems. As longtime readers will recognize, this collection is unique in Snyder’s oeuvre, finding the poet experimenting with a wide variety of styles, including an extended foray in the Japanese form haibun, "making it an American form," as the poet remarks. Two sections of poems exploring "intimate immediate life, gossip and insight" are some of the poet’s most personal work.

Danger on Peaks begins with the poet’s first climb of Mount St. Helens on August 13, 1945, and his learning on the morning after his descent about the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. Again the poet visits Mount St. Helens in 2000 to view the blast site of the 1980 eruption. Then follow poems for the Buddhas of Bamiyan Valley and the World Trade Towers. More than a mere gathering of unrelated poems, Danger on Peaks is a constructed work, where every part contributes to the whole.

About the Author: Gary Snyder is the author of sixteen collections of poetry and prose. Since 1970 he has lived in the watershed of the South Yuba River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 1992, he has been awarded the Bollingen Poetry Prize and the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Title: DANGER ON PEAKS: Poems.
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, (2004.) dj

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