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Michael McClure: East Coast Memorial & Tribute

May 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Please join The Poetry Project and City Lights as we celebrate and remember Michael McClure, poet and beloved friend.

Featuring readings and remembrances from: Ammiel AlcalayDavid BrazilGarrett CaplesFrancesco ClementeDavid HendersonBob HolmanMary Norbert KorteFilip MarinovichAmy Evans McClureJackson MeazleUche NdukaLee RanaldoEd SandersDeclan SpringAmber Tamblyn, and Jeffrey Yang

Event is free but requires registration.

(Register Here)

Michael McClure (1932-2020) was an award-winning American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist. After moving to San Francisco as a young man, he was one of the five poets who participated in the Six Gallery reading that featured the public debut of Allen Ginsberg’s landmark poem “Howl.” A key figure of the Beat Generation, McClure is immortalized as Pat McLear in Jack Kerouac’s novels The Dharma Bums and Big Sur. He also participated in the 60s counterculture alongside musicians like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. He taught for many years at California College of the Arts and lived with his wife, Amy, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This event follows a series of celebrations for Michael McClure’s life and work. Here is the registration link for the launch of Michael McClure’s final book on May 8 with Anne Waldman and Eileen Myles; and here is the registration link with West Coast celebrants and friends in tribute to McClure on May 9.

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May 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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