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Michael McClure, Kansas Author

Michael McClure

Love Lion Book, Book Cover, Michael McClure Meat Science Essays, Book Cover, Michael McClureA Book of Torture, Book Cover, Michael McClureFor Artaud, Book Cover, Michael McClureHail Thee Who Play, Book Cover, Michael McClureLittle Odes and the Raptors, Book Cover, Michael McClure

Biography  
          

Michael McClure, born in Marysville, Kansas, is an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist.

McClure first found fame as a young man after moving to San Francisco as he became one of five poets who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955.

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Published Work  
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Writing Samples  
 

A Thought

THE MESSIAH IS OUR SHAPES
SPREAD INTO GHOST
OF REAL BEING.
We are lumps of beauty upturned
to sense our selves
that spread
from the heads
of our seeing.
Stick arms reaching for axes
chop
the night
we light
with our shoulders touching.

to find

( (like thoughts in bubbles) )

THAT

WE ARE,

WE ARE,

And our surge
may trip
to other stars
that are as we are-
GHOST OF REAL BEING
being
real

-From September Blackberries

The Corner Of Post And Powell

I WOULD KNOW WHAT ALL THESE
MYSTERIES ARE
AND RAISE MY MIND
to another kind
of being
that
is
fit
to chase
the fleetest
act of seeing.
All
these
Spirit
Things
are
loops
to rub against
as a foxy cat goes purring.
Angel. Skyscraper. Blue carnation.

-From Jaguar Skies

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Filmography  
 
  • Two (1956) - as himself
  • Be In (1967) - as himself
  • Beyond The Law (1968) - as an actor
  • The Hired Hand (1971) - as an actor
  • The Last Waltz (1978) - as himself
  • The Source (1999) - as himself
  • Love Her Madly (2002) - as himself
  • The Third Mind (2006) - as himself
  • Curses and Sermons (2008) - based on his work
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