These pages contain a sampling of my literary interests
- but are really more a look at Gary Snyder's work. Most of
the material found here was produced during a class on
Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End offered
through Stanford University's Continuing Education Program
in spring 1998. The class, an offshoot of a graduate
seminar taught through the Stanford
Humanities Center, featured lectures and analysis on
the background and the text of Snyder's masterpiece,
culminating with a symposium in late May. Highlights
included one class session led by Snyder himself, a
circumambulation of Mount Tamalpais, and a reading by
Snyder's friend and fellow poet Nanao Sakaki.
Encountering Gary Snyder
- An essay on how I met Snyder's poetry.
- The Geography
of "Night Highway 99"
- A gloss on the poem (from Mountains and
Rivers), with an emphasis on the placenames.
- A "Night
Highway 99" Atlas
- Highway maps from 1963, showing highway before it
was subsumed into I-5 (big file - 1.3