Steven Fama on McClure

On Feb 1, Steven Fama created an on-line homage to SPLAB’s upcoming visiting poet. If there is a more accurate, spirited and beautiful summation of Michael McClure’s poetry on the web, I haven’t seen it. Spanning McClure’s entire career, from the Six Gallery Reading to some of his latest work, if you have ANY interest in McClure, this is a must-read:

http://stevenfama.blogspot.com/2010/02/17-reasons-why.html

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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