I finished the Snyder COLLECTED POEMS (Library of America, 2022) yesterday (then started Nelly Sachs, the new translations are refreshing, as they have been for Celan and Rimbaud). No doubt Snyder is the central river after Pound — it’s both in his poems, translations and far better than Pound, his psyche. I read every page. Some more than once. I maneuvered the many excellent notes and chronology by constantly referring to them, like a fine relief map. Ran my fingers over.
DO NOT MISS THE TRIBUTE TO GARY AT THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA