Michael McClure

Michael McClure is a living legend, a central figure of the Beat Generation, and one of the poets who participated in the famous Six Gallery reading which marked the public debut of Allen Ginsberg's landmark poem Howl. McClure collaborated with Wallace Berman and Bruce Conner, was associated with San Francisco's psychedelic counterculture, and at age 81 continues to reach new audiences through his poetry, plays, and performance. His recent publications include Of Indigo and Saffron: New and Selected Poems (U.C. Press), Mysteriosos and other poems (New Directions), and Ghost Tantras (City Lights).