- Category : Poet
- Type : MS
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (48,57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Defiance 1
American poet, author and member of the beat-generation with Ginsberg and Kerouac, the prototype for "Dharma Bums." Snyder lived in Japan for eight years beginning in 1956 and, later studied Buddhism there.
In 1968 he won a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, after publication of his book "Turtle Island" in 1974.
His poetic voice gave influence to ecological and peace movements. A widely-known lecturer, he is also the author of "Axe Handles" and has taught at the University of California.