Tag Archives: Michael McClure

Wichita Vortex Interview: Outtakes from My Conversation with Michael McClure

  On Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA, I’ll have the pleasure of reading from my new book, Power Ballads (Wave Books, 2016), alongside legendary poet Michael McClure, who is celebrating the release of … Continue reading

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Michael McClure’s Ghost Tantras

On Monday, October 20th Beat poet Michael McClure celebrated his 82nd birthday. Happy Birthday and thank you for a truly expansive body of work! In the first edition of Ghost Tantras, published in 1964, Michael McClure introduces the collection with … Continue reading

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City Lights Celebrates Peter Orlovsky

Wednesday night at City Lights we have the honor of welcoming a trio of Beat Generation poets & scholars back into our midst: Bill Morgan, Joanne Kyger, and Michael McClure. The event is in celebration of the new book and … Continue reading

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City Lights at 60: City Lights Conference in North Dakota, 1974

Maybe you missed this press release from the University of North Dakota in 2011- long and short of it; you can watch the above poets reading on streaming video at this link… “Recently discovered and newly digitized versions of never-before-released … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Poets in the zoo? And jazz musicians too?

Video of Michael McClure taken from the USA Poetry series by Richard O. Moore… And here’s Rahsaan Roland Kirk playing for the animals at the zoo, a short excerpt from the Rhapsody film Sound?  Of course at City Lights we … Continue reading

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Trailer: Big Sur, the Film

This month, playing at The San Francisco International Film Festival is Big Sur, a film based on the 1962 autobiographical novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The novel’s a classic, one that City Lights staff member Don calls, … Continue reading

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