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Six Gallery Poets Featured in Photo Exhibition February 19, 2014: We just found out about this magnificent photo exhibition currently up at Utah State University's Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art: Nobody Goes Home Sad: Photographs of the Six Gallery Poets 1956-2000. Walter Lehrman photographed his friends at a poetry reading in Berkeley shortly after they made waves in San Francisco with a reading at the [...] by

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Garrett Caples Speaks to Michael McClure November 15, 2013: Yup, that's Michael McClure on the far left. Garrett Caples speaks to McClure on the eve of City Lights's re-publication of Ghost Tantras, first published in 1964, at SF Bay Guardian. I drive up into the East Oakland hills, past 19th century "Poet of the Sierras" Joaquin Miller's odd little cabin, to visit Michael McClure. Based on his [...] by

Impossible Music /5/ Making Music May 2, 2013: When I ran Monday hoot nights at The Coffee Gallery I remember several vivid sessions and appearances. • Young beardless Jerry Garcia up from Palo Alto. He brought his banjo and sat in with other bluegrass string players. I remember telling him not to sing. But who listens to me? • It was during the ‘60s folk revival and singers and [...] by

Bringing John Wieners Back: Revisiting 707 Scott Street April 2, 2013: In 2001 I printed a small book, Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, an outtake from my thesis for the Poetics Program at New College of California. I wanted it to look like a mini-manifesto, a small pamphlet reminiscent of Walter Jackson Bates’s Negative Capability: The Intuitive Approach in Keats-- something that could pass as [...] by

‘even more alive than we understand’—Michael McClure in Conversation January 17, 2013: Rebecca Foresman sat down with Michael McClure to discuss his poem "Mephisto 20," which as published in the latest issue of the New Yorker. Their conversation circles around the diverse sources of knowledge and inspiration that make up the poem. They start with the question of meditation: In a certain light, “Mephisto 20” seems to [...] by

Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure Poetry Jam Video July 17, 2012: From the Talon Books website: Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure are set to release their all new album “The Piano Poems – Live From San Francisco” on Oglio Records August 14th, 2012. This video clip from the Oglio Home Video release “The Third Mind” gives a short history of these two great artists and their collaboration. [...] by

A note from DIANE DI PRIMA. April 19, 2012: I am speechless. In under 3 days, we have raised over $11,000.00 for Diane Di Prima at GIVE FORWARD. As the emails started to flood my inbox from Give Forward, sending me not only each donor's name (which, I copied and pasted and sent to Diane), but also MANY emails from people wanting to help with organizing fundraisers, shows, workshops... [...] by

The animals, the animals, let’s read poetry to the animals… February 15, 2011: The title of this video says it all: Michael McClure reads poetry to lions in this 1966 edition of Richard O. Moore's USA Poetry Series. He describes the act of reading poetry to animals as an experiment, and he definitely succeeds in getting a response from his audience: check out the McClure vs. lion growling match at about 3:18. Also check [...] by