Masa Uehara was married to the poet Gary Snyder from 1967-1989. The collection consists of 111 letters she received from
Gary Snyder over the course of their courtship and married life.
Masa Uehara, daughter of Tokusei and Mitsu, was raised in Japan. She and Gary Snyder were introduced in 1966 at a dinner party
hosted by Hisao Kanaseki, one of her university professors and a friend of Snyder's. At the time of their introduction Uehara
had recently graduated from Kobe University and was planning to pursue graduate studies at Ochanomizu Women's University.
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