Michael McClure’s GHOST TANTRAS published by City Lights in new edition

Ghost Tantras by Michael McClure

Originally self-published in 1964 and long out of print, Ghost Tantras is one of McClure’s signature works, a book mostly written in “beast language.” A mix of lyrical, guttural and …{read more}

In Honor of Michael McClure’s Birthday

Michael McClure at the Sweetwater

Today, October 20, is Michael McClure’s birthday. Here are a few videos to celebrate!

Michael McClure, Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Jay Lane, & Jason Crosby

From a performance at the …{read more}

Nov 14, ’12: The Big Mix at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA


What do you get if you take Beat icon Michael McClure (who penned Janis Joplin’s “Mercedes Benz”), add Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Ray Manzarek (Doors keyboardist), stir in …{read more}

Michael McClure & Ray Manzarek – The Piano Poems: Live From San Francisco


McClure & Manzarek’s third CD

Listen to tracks / buy at Amazon:
Piano Poems: Live in San Francisco

A collaboration between Ray Manzarek and Michael McClure, this live performance, recorded …{read more}

Jazz & Poetry Collaboration Workshop: Michael McClure & George Brooks

Michael McClure & George Brooks

The JazzSchool of Berkeley
Is Offering a Rare Workshop by

Mc CLURE …{read more}

Jazz & Poetry: The Craft of Collaboration
SATURDAY, JULY 7th, 2012, 3:15 pm

Remembering Poet Kirby Doyle


Kirby Doyle & the Snows of Yesteryear by Michael McClure

       In 1958 Kirby Doyle’s menage on Sacramento Street, in a basement apartment of the no-man’s land between the wealthy on …{read more}

In Memoriam: Bruce Conner, 1933-2008

Bruce Conner by Larry Keenan


for Bruce Conner

THE ARTIST has faces that are nude ladies and feathers.
Women pose in the visage of the whirlpool
           raising bare arms and arching bare thighs.
 ...{read more}