Marin Academy’s 20th annual Literary Festival, our week-long celebration of the oral and written word presented by the English Department, kicked off today. This year’s special guests include Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, who is joining us on campus for the second time in Lit Fest’s 20 year history. Snyder’s first visit was in 1996. 1996 was also my senior year at MA and as Editor in Chief of the student newspaper, The Voice, it was my responsibility to interview Snyder and document his visit for our readers. Upon hearing of Snyder’s second visit to campus I dug up this article.