Michael McClure  

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Michael McClure (b. October 20 1932, Marysville, Kansas) is an American poet, playwright, songwriter and novelist, was before moving to San Francisco as a young man. He found fame as one of the five poets (including Allen Ginsberg) who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955 rendered in barely fictionalized terms in Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums. He soon became a key member of the Beat Generation and is immortalised as "Pat McLear" in Kerouac's Big Sur.



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