Saturday, May 4, 2024

Remembering poet Michael McClure


Michael McClure in 2004
(c) Gloria Graham

Poet Michael McClure died 4 years ago today -- May 4, 2020. He was one of the longest-living central Beat Generation figures, and appeared in several Jack Kerouac novels: as Ike O'Shay in The Dharma Bums; as McLear in Big Sur; and, as Patrick McLear in Desolation Angels.

It would be an appropriate remembrance to read some of his poetry today, which you can easily do via some Googling. Or if you're so inclined, click HERE.

RIP, Mr. McClure. May the 4th be with you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am honored to say that Michael McClure found me to be an intent listener, a fact I believe that was immortalized in a previous blog. Pretty much the intellectual highlight of my life... Just thought it worth re-mentioning! RM