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McClure, Michael

Overview
Works: 492 works in 1,165 publications in 2 languages and 21,543 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Poetry  Concert films  Rock concert films  Filmed performances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Interviews  Biographies  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Author of introduction, Signer, wpr, Interviewee, pan, Other, Lyricist, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.A262, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael McClure
Of indigo and saffron : new and selected poems by Michael McClure( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,882 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
The last waltz by Band (Musical group)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scratching the beat surface by Michael McClure( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and German and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of changes in the American (primarily New York) theater over the last two decades. Cohn surveys the broad spectrum from highly successful commercial practitioners Neil Simon and Sam Shepard to radical-fringe experimentalists Julian Beck (of Living Theater fame) and J. C. Van Itallie. She summarizes the achievements of most of the other notable playwrights of the period, including the already fading Rabe and Mamet, black authors Baraka and Bullins and homosexual dramatists Duberman and Patrick
September blackberries by Michael McClure( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antechamber, & other poems by Michael McClure( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rain mirror : new poems by Michael McClure( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Rain Mirror," writes Michael McClure, "stands as my most bare and forthright book. It contains two long poems, 'Haiku Edge' and 'Crisis Blossom,' which are quite disparate from one another." Together, the poems complement each other as do light and dark." ""Haiku Edge" is a poem of linked haiku, often humorous, sometimes harsh, and always elegant. "Crisis Blossom," in contrast, is a long poem in three parts that records the author's "state of psyche, capillaries, muscles, fears, boldnesses, and hungers down where they exist without management," and the months of shock and recovery during a psychophysical meltdown."--BOOK JACKET
Ghost tantras by Michael McClure( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 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."--
The plague : & other vocal works by Neely Bruce( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine, the mouse singer by Michael Mc Clure( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josephine, a mouse, takes a vow of celibacy in order to devote all her time to her art, singing
Jaguar skies by Michael McClure( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel lions by Michael McClure( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huge dreams : San Francisco and Beat poems by Michael McClure( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 297 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
Rare angel (writ with raven's blood) by Michael McClure( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and German and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Kerouac?( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 295 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
Meat science essays by Michael McClure( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains different essays on suicide, death, revolt, sexuality & drugs, Artaud, Camus & liberty from poet and author Michael McClure
Fragments of Perseus by Michael McClure( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Of indigo and saffron : new and selected poems
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Antechamber, & other poemsRain mirror : new poemsGhost tantrasRebel lionsHuge dreams : San Francisco and Beat poemsFragments of Perseus"Forest beatniks" and "urban Thoreaus" : Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Lew Welch, and Michael McClure
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Languages
English (254)

German (15)