Q: [in 1969] – How close is your relationship with Gary Snyder.. (from a poetical point of view …. I don’t mean sexual…)
Q: (What’s he up to now?)
Q: Where? (When
AG: YMHA in New York, November 24  That’s like a poetry series that.. an odd or ancient poetry series that none of us have ever read at. Gary’s never been invited and I’ve never been invited before this year. So we’re going to put on a ritual poetry reading together with Buddhist chants and Hare Krishna and poetry. And then we’re going to go off and do some walking in the woods, around Thanksgiving, and figure what to do, because we have some… he has some land up in the Sierras and I have land bordering it and we’re going to try to figure out what we’re going to do with it, whether to keep it as a park or whether to build a structure on it. We’ve been.. like.. kept close contact and worked together. I learned a lot from him, year after year, because he’s so.. so disciplined, so smart! His book Earth House Hold .. do you know that? It’s just this year out and it’s about one of the best humane suggestions for, like, return to Mother Nature and, like, invention of our own rituals.
[Audience-member departs – AG: Goodnight sir – What was his name? – (Charlie Richmond) – Goodnight Mr Richmond – (wherever you are)]
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