Michael McClure



Michael McClure published over thirty books, wrote Janis Joplin’s hit song “Mercedes Benz,” overcame censorship with his play The Beard, and performed and recorded his poetry with piano improvisation by the Doors’ keyboardist and composer Ray Manzarek. From the history making “Six Gallery” reading in 1955, when he read with Philip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder, to being celebrated in Jack Kerouac’s book Big Sur, Michael McClure and his work pushed the horizons of literary possibility.

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Plum Stones/Cartoons of No Heaven
By Michael McClure

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