Michael McClure at the Walker Art Center, May 1, 2014

Michael McClure

MICHAEL McCLURE: FREE VERSE IF YOU’RE IN MINNEAPOLIS ON MAY DAY, JOIN US AT THE WALKER ART CENTER! May 1, 2014, 7pm Walker Art Center Walker Cinema Free tickets available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk from 6 pm Join us for a May Day extravaganza as poet Michael McClure unleashes a mighty roar! A […]

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 laryngeal sound, lion roars, and a touch of detonated dada, this is one of his best-known but least available books, a deep well from which […]

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 Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California, on September 12, 2013 Michael McClure & Ray Manzarek – “Pico Boulevard” This song comes from the brilliant […]

Michael McClure at the Berkeley Video & Film Fest! 10.25.13

Berkeley Video Film Fest 2013

YOU are cordially invited to the Opening Party and Screening BERKELEY VIDEO AND FILM FESTIVAL EAST BAY MEDIA CENTER 1939 Addison Street (downtown Berkeley, near the Berkeley Rep) Friday Oct 25th PARTY starts at 6:15 pm RSVP: amy@amyevansmcclure.com (to ensure there’ll be plentiful wine and munchies) SCREENING starts at 7:15 pm PURCHASE TICKETS EARLY Seating […]

Rob Wasserman, Michael McClure & Jay Lane – Music & Poetry – Sept. 12, 2013

Rob Wasserman, Michael McClure, and Jay Lane

Rob Wasserman • Michael McClure • Jay Lane New Music! Thursday, September 12th • 8:00 p.m. Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 Limited Seating • Box Office 415-388-1100 “Rob Wasserman was performing with Lou Reed — I was knocked out. Soon Rob and I were writing songs together, sometimes at […]

Michael McClure, George Brooks & Rob Wasserman Perform in SF 7/26/13!

From Michael McClure: Dear Friends, Hope this finds you well. This week, George and Rob and I will be performing together in San Francisco, to celebrate summer and the de Young Museum’s new show of Richard Diebenkorn’s paintings. Love to see you there! Best, Michael * * * George Brooks, saxophone Michael McClure, poetry Rob […]

Michael McClure will appear at the 1st Annual JAZZ POETRY FESTIVAL – San Francisco June 8, 2013

1st ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ POETRY FESTIVAL Saturday, JUNE 8 2 shows, 7:30 & 9:00 AL YOUNG accompanied with bass MICHAEL McCLURE with GEORGE BROOKS on sax SFJAZZ Laureate ISHMAEL REED with piano   SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco Limited seating! For more information and tickets: www.sfjazz.org  

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


Released by Oglio Records in August 2012, Piano Poems: Live in San Francisco is a collaboration between Ray Manzarek and Michael McClure, this live performance, recorded at an old San Francisco church, features both new and older work, featuring McClure’s words and Manzarek’s piano improvisations, accompanied by Larry Kassin on jazz flute. Piano Poems: Live […]

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 jazz/Indian fusion saxophonist and composer George Brooks (Etta James, Summit, Bombay Jazz), infuse with legendary bassist Kai Eckhardt (John McGlaughlin, Garaj Mahal, Zeitgeist), and shake […]

New Poetry Collection: Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Sunshine

Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Rimbaud

Dee Sunshine’s third poetry collection, “Visions Of The Drowning Man”, has recently been published. What other writers are saying about the book: “His work reminds me of Blake’s proverb about the road to excess leading to the palace of wisdom”. D.M. Thomas “Dee Sunshine is the poetic equivalent of Hieronymous Bosch”. Des Dillon “Replete with […]