Poetic Pen Pals: The Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder

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For more than four decades, two American literary icons -- author Wendell Berry and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder -- corresponded with each other on topics ranging from art to the environment to their personal lives. Many of those letters have been collected in a new volume "Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder," published by Berkeley's Counterpoint Press. Snyder and Berry join us to talk about their long-distance writerly relationship.


Wendell Berry, writer, critic, farmer and co-author of "Distant Neighbors"

Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, professor emeritus at UC Davis and co-author of "Distant Neighbors"