"Gary Snyder" is an American man of letters. Perhaps best known as a poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), he is also an essayist, lecturer, and environmentalism/environmental activist. He has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep ecology/Deep Ecology"Petr Kopecký, "Nature Writing in American Literature: Inspirations, Interrelations, and Impacts of California Authors on the Deep Ecology Movement" The Trumpeter, Volume 22, Number 2 (2006) ISSN: 0832-6193"[George] Sessions' numerous references to Snyder have not passed unnoticed by other scholars. In his influential study The Idea of Wilderness (1991), Max Oelschlaeger titled the section on Snyder 'Poet Laureate of Deep Ecology.' What is even more striking is that in the footnote, Oelschlaeger confesses that 'Sessions in particular has influenced me to see and read Snyder as the poet laureate of deep ecology.'"If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous poets! More Gary Snyder on Wikipedia.