is indeed Gary Snyder. Author of several books on poetry, zen buddhist, environmentalist, pulitzer prize winner, mountain climber, and one of my favorite writers from any generation ever. Only down play of Snyder is that he didn't try his hand at the short story. Check him out Mark, get yourself a copy of his recent collection entitled "The Gary Snyder Reader." Gary is alive and well, 72 and going strong at his kitkitzdee shack in the Sierra Nevadas.
Dave Wain is real life Lew Welch, RIP Lew.