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McClure, Michael

Overview
Works: 836 works in 1,340 publications in 3 languages and 19,711 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Musical settings  Poetry  Popular music  Rock music  Drama  Concert films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Singer, Narrator, Editor, Signer, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Lyricist, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3563.A262, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Michael McClure
Of indigo and saffron new and selected poems by Michael McClure( file )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,244 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
The last waltz by Band (Musical group)( visu )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 949 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 583 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Michael McClure( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
The beard : [a play] by Michael McClure( Book )
20 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 libraries worldwide
New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
September blackberries by Michael McClure( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Josephine, the mouse singer by Michael McClure( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Fragments of Perseus by Michael McClure( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
What happened to Kerouac? ( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 329 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
Antechamber, & other poems by Michael McClure( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Jaguar skies by Michael McClure( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Ghost tantras by Michael McClure( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 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. "--
Gorf : or, Gorf and the blind dyke by Michael McClure( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Rain mirror : new poems by Michael McClure( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 297 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 276 libraries worldwide
Testa coda by Francesco Clemente( Book )
11 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Meat science essays by Michael McClure( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
The beard ; &, Vktms : two plays by Michael McClure( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Simple eyes & other poems by Michael McClure( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 264 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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Mac Clure, Michael
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MacClure, Michael
MacClure Michael 1932-....
Mc Clure, Michael
Mc Clure Michael 1932-....
McClure, Michael
Languages
English (195)
German (5)
Italian (1)
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