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McClure, Michael

Overview
Works: 286 works in 675 publications in 3 languages and 17,465 library holdings
Genres: Rock concert films  Rock films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Bibliography  Erotic drama 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Narrator, Singer, pan, Author of introduction, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3563.A262, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael McClure
The last waltz by Band (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the Band's last performance together at the site of their first gig; interspersed with interview footage
Scratching the beat surface by Michael McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beard : [a play] by Michael McClure( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playbill for "The Beard" presented at the Evergreen Theater, starring Billie Dixon and Richard Bright, directed by Rip Torn
New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Michael McClure( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of indigo and saffron : new and selected poems by Michael McClure( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essential collection of Michael McClure's poetry contains the most original, radical, and visionary work of a major poet who has been garnering acclaim and generating controversy for more than fifty years. Ranging from A Fist Full, published in 1957, through Swirls in Asphalt, a new poem sequence, Of Indigo and Saffron is both an excellent introduction to this unique American voice and an impressive selection from McClure's landmark volumes for those already familiar with his boldly inventive work. One of the five poets who heralded the Beat movement in the 1955 Six Gallery reading in San Francisco, McClure reveals in his poetry a close kinship to Romanticism, Modernism, Surrealism, and Japanese haiku. These poems--grounded in imagination and a profound regard for the natural world--chart a poetic landscape of utter originality."--Publisher's description
September blackberries by Michael McClure( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine, the mouse singer by Michael McClure( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost tantras by Michael McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Praise for Michael McClure:"Michael McClure shares a place with the great William Blake, with the visionary Shelley, with the passionate D.H. Lawrence."--Robert Creeley" McClure's poetry is a blob of protoplasmic energy."-Allen Ginsberg"Without McClure's roar there would have been no Sixties."-Dennis Hopper: Michael McClure is a living legend. One of the poets who participated in the famous Six Gallery reading that featured the public debut of Allen Ginsberg's landmark poem Howl, he was immortalized by Jack Kerouac in his novel, Big Sur. A central figure of the Beat Generation, McClure collaborated with Wallace Berman and Bruce Conner and was later associated with San Francisco's psychedelic counterculture. Originally self-published in 1964 and long out of print, Ghost Tantras is one of McClure's signature works, a book mostly written in "beast language." A mix of lyrical, guttural, and laryngeal sound, lion roars, and a touch of detonated dada, this is one of his best-known but least available books, a deep well from which decades of poetry have drawn. McClure's inspiration has always been the animal consciousness that still lives in mankind, and he has had a consistent message: "When a man does not admit that he is an animal, he is less than an animal." Ghost Tantras is his original and singular manifesto for a poetry that relies not on images and pictures, but on muscular, sensual, energetic sound. Michael McClure has received numerous awards. At the age of eighty, he continues to reach new audiences through his poetry, plays, and performance."--
Jaguar skies by Michael McClure( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Kerouac? by Richard M Lerner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat Generation, author of "On the road", and a pivotal figure of the fifties countercultural revolution. Shows what happened when fame and notoriety were thrust upon an essentially reticent man
Fragments of Perseus by Michael McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorf : or, Gorf and the blind dyke by Michael McClure( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare angel (writ with raven's blood) by Michael McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testa coda by Francesco Clemente( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in motion by Ron Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works
Meat science essays by Michael McClure( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beard ; &, Vktms : two plays by Michael McClure( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rain mirror : new poems by Michael McClure( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple eyes & other poems by Michael McClure( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The running theme in Michael McClure's Simple Eyes & Other Poems is: looking at the world directly. The results are often as disquieting as they are illuminating, whether he directs his unblinking gaze on the American cityscape, the landscapes of Mexico and Kenya, or the mind's own terrain. In the long title poem, "Simple Eyes (Fields)," the stanzas on the Persian Gulf War bloom out of images of all wars the poet has known - "the spiritual wars, the napalm and cordite and nuclear wars, and the war against nature"--And become a kind of spiritual autobiography. At the heart of the poetry is McClure's return to the ancient concept of agnosia, the idea of knowing through unknowing, as a way of living in desperate times, in which deep human or humane feelings have almost become outlaw. Simple Eyes is an outspoken poet's statement, unsentimental, yet with mind and eye quickened by love
 
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Languages
English (200)

German (9)

Italian (1)

Covers
Selected poemsOf indigo and saffron : new and selected poemsSeptember blackberriesJosephine, the mouse singerJaguar skiesFragments of PerseusRain mirror : new poemsSimple eyes & other poems