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Michael McClure, Kansas Author

Michael McClure

For Artaud, Book Cover, Michael McClure

A Book of Torture, Book Cover, Michael McClure

The Beard, Book Cover, Michael McClure

Love Lion Book, Book Cover, Michael McClure

Hail Thee Who Play, Book Cover, Michael McClure

Little Odes and the Raptors, Book Cover, Michael McClure

Meat Science Essays, 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  
 

Passage (1956)
For Artaud (1959)
Hymns to St. Geryon and Other Poems (1959)
The New Book/A Book of Torture (1961)
Dark Brown (1961)
Meat Science Essays (1963)
The Blossom; or Billy the Kid (1964)
The Beard (1965)
Poisoned Wheat (1965)
Unto Caesar (1965)
Love Lion Book (1966)
Freewheelin Frank (with Frank Reynolds) (1967)
The Sermons of Jean Harlow and the Curses of Billy the Kid (1968)
Hail Thee Who Play (1968)
Muscled Apple Swift (1968)
Little Odes and The Raptors (1969)
The Surge (1969)
Star (1970)
The Mad Cub (1970)
The Adept (1971)
Gargoyle Cartoons (1971)
The Mammals-includes The Feast, The Blossom; or, Billy the Kid, and Pillow (1972)
The Book of Joanna (1973)
Solstice Blossom (1973)
The Grabbing of the Fairy (1973)
Jaguar Skies (1973)
Rare Angel (1974)
A Fist-Full (1956-57) (1974)
Gorf (1974)
September Blackberries (1974)
Antechamber & Other Poems (1975)
The Last American Valentine: Illustrated poems to seduce and destroy (2008)
Mysteriosos and Other Poems (2010)


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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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