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Beat poet and activist Gary Snyder to speak at Macalester

88-year-old Gary Snyder is a Beat poet, Zen Buddhist, environmental activist and Pulitzer Prize winner. This month, Snyder will leave the house he built in the Sierra Nevada mountains for an evening of poetry and discussion at Macalester. Poet and Macalester English Professor Wang Ping met Snyder while working as an interpreter for Beat poet…


Carmen Giménez Smith visits campus

Last Thursday night, Macalester welcomed award-winning poet, writer and editor Carmen Giménez Smith for a captivating and thought-provoking poetry reading. Smith began with a short reading of three poems, “Radicalization,” “The Daughter” and “When God Was a Woman.” They were all from her 2013 book Milk and Filth, which she humorously described as a “second…