Mark Gonnerman Interviewed by Denis Pugenov on Teaching the Beats at Hunan University in China (Published in English and Russian, September 2017)

Mark Gonnerman was interviewed by Denis Punegov, the founding editor of the St. Petersburg zine, Svyazi, about teaching beat culture and literature and his experience with this at Hunan University in China. You may download the PDF of this article via the link below: Svyazi Beats Interview Gonnerman Sept 2017 PDF Denis Punegov, “War For Imagination [Interview on the […]

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Gary Snyder and the XIVth Dalai Lama

Today is the Dalai Lama’s 80th rebirthday. When I hosted His Holiness at the Aurora Forum at Stanford on November 3–4, 2005,  I presented him with a copy of Mountains and Rivers Without End. I reminded him that the poet, Gary Snyder, and his traveling companions, Joanne Kyger, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky visited him at his headquarters in Dharamshala on March 31, […]

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Back Cover Quotation: Robert Hass

On the back cover of A Sense of the Whole you’ll find this quotation from Robert Hass, Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995–97: That [Mountains and Rivers Without End] is a meditative exercise in looking is crucial to the long poem as a book of instruction and embodiment of knowledge, for its imagination of […]

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