Before Gary Snyder was a Poet he had numerous manual labor jobs, which he did on the side as he received his education. In 1951 he received his B.A. from Reed College in Anthropology and Literature and continued for another year at Indiana University. Studying Anthropology and learning about the environment in college helped curve what Gary Snyder wrote about in the future. While in Literature he gained more knowledge to become a better writer. Snyder started to get his name out i...
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