Michael McClure  

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"Michael McClure's collection Ghost Tantras may represent the poet's ... The book includes 99 poems written using McClure's trademark “beast language,” an invented idiom based on the ..."--Encyclopedia of Beat Literature (2010) by Kurt Hemmer

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Michael McClure (October 20, 1932 – May 4, 2020) was an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist. After 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, which was rendered in barely fictionalized terms in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums. He soon became a key member of the Beat Generation and is immortalized as "Pat McLear" in Kerouac's Big Sur.




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