The venerable Michael McClure turns eighty-three today. Birthday felicitations! For earlier birthday postings on Michael on the Allen Ginsberg Project see here and here.
Also from our archives – see here, here and here
Here he is at the Cape Ann Museum earlier this month, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, (introduced by poet and teacher, James Cook) giving the annual Charles Olson reading/lecture – “(The) Greatness of Olson”
Here (in two parts) is a reading he gave, (in April of 2000, but only recently uploaded), at the wonderful D.G.Wills bookstore in San Diego
Then there’s this one (we can never resist re-posting this one!)
And, as we’re always delighted to point out, (what could be more fitting!), Michael shares his birthday on this day, with two great poets – Philip Whalen – and Arthur Rimbaud!