John Suiter’s Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Phillip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades is a biographical account of these Beat Bards, with emphasis placed on their wilderness outings and spiritual explorations, painting them as 20th century Thoreaus.
This book – the images, the text, the characters – are beautiful. It renews the magic of this place.
A portrait of mountains and rivers and Buddha and zen and trees and poetry. America.