McClure’s Mysteriosos

A very intelligent review of Michael McClure’s new book Mysteriosos has been written by Joel Weishaus.  He spots the prophetic in McClure’s latest work:

Before April 20, 2010, when news spread of the disastrous sinking of BP’s oil-drilling platform, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico, with each day for months millions of barrels of oil—life-blood of contemporary economies that is poisoning the planet—polluting the already ecologically fragile sea and marshlands, killing untold numbers of marine life, and depressing local economies, along with failure after failure of corporate technological solutions to plug the hellish hole they had drilled—McClure’s vatic voice had already described how “the lapis lazuli kingfisher…

as we float on a sea
of petroleum.

The essay is linked here:

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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