Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Gary Snyder!

Today is Gary Snyder's birthday. He is 82 years old. Daily Beat readers will recognize him as the model for Japhy Ryder in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums. Click here for a brief bio or here to read some of Gary's poetry.

Coincidentally, we mentioned The Dharma Bums in yesterday's post. If you haven't read Bums yet, put it at the top of your list. It's one of Jack's best.

And yes, it's the inspiration for my license plate . . . .


4 comments:

Sarah Marie said...

The Dharma Bums is my fave book and was the inspiration for my license plate too.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Sarah,

That's awesome. What does your plate say?

Sarah Marie said...

DRMABM2

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Sweet!