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McClure, Michael

Overview
Works: 293 works in 698 publications in 3 languages and 17,465 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Erotic drama  Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Bibliography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Narrator, pan, Other, Author of introduction, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3563.A262, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael McClure
The beard : [a play] by Michael McClure( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Michael McClure( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scratching the beat surface by Michael McClure( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September blackberries by Michael McClure( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 408 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
Josephine, the mouse singer by Michael McClure( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost tantras by Michael McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 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."--
Fragments of Perseus by Michael McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 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 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meat science essays by Michael McClure( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testa coda by Francesco Clemente( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 281 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 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star by Michael McClure( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rain mirror : new poems by Michael McClure( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Kerouac?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 256 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
Huge dreams : San Francisco and Beat poems by Michael McClure( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in one volume, The New Book / A Book of Torture and Star present vividly contrasting sides of poetry's consciousness. In The New Book / A Book of Torture, a classic example of immediate biological expression, Michael McClure simultaneously delves into, and delivers himself from, the self-christened "dark night of the soul." Star, a book of wide-ranging exploration, spiritual discovery, and political protest, springs from the essence of our humanity - emotions, the sensations of eros, and play." "Both were influential in expanding poetry into a larger world that focused on nature, the environment, antiwar activities, individual anarchism, Zen Buddhism, jazz, and a kind of romantic mystical thought. Together these two books impart a sense of the rich texture and individuality that fueled the Beat scene."--Jacket
Simple eyes & other poems by Michael McClure( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 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
Lighting the corners : on art, nature, and the visionary : essays and interviews by Michael McClure( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (200)

German (9)

Italian (1)

Covers
September blackberriesOf indigo and saffron : new and selected poemsJosephine, the mouse singerFragments of PerseusRain mirror : new poemsHuge dreams : San Francisco and Beat poemsSimple eyes & other poems