Michael McClure in Victoria, Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, February 8 at 6:00pm – February 9 at 11:00pm

Location Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria BC

753 View Street
Victoria, BC

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The Abstract Alchemist of Flesh, Films, February 8th at Merlin’s Sun
Reading February 9th at Hermann’s Jazz Club

Ekstasis Editions is delighted to announce the forthcoming visit of “beat poet” and award-winning playwright, Michael McClure. Mr. McClure will do a reading from his newest publication Indigo and Saffron: Selected and New Poems (University of California Press) and from the recent book of poems Mysteriosos (New Directio…ns) at 7:30 pm on Wed. February 9 at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street, Victoria, BC.

At the age of 22, Michael McClure gave his first poetry reading at the legendary Six Gallery event in San Francisco, where Allen Ginsberg first read Howl. One of the last remaining Beat poets, Michael McClure was closely associated with both Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and appears as the character Pat McLear in Kerouac’s novel Big Sur. McClure also served as a poetry mentor to both Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison of ‘The Doors’ introducing these artists to the work of Rimbaud and Blake. He is featured in Scorcese’s film The Last Waltz. McClure’s songs include Janis Joplin’s beloved Mercedes Benz.

He’s also set for an 8pm Feb 11th reading at SFU Harbour Centre… (in Vancouver). He’ll screen the film Abstract Alchemist of Flesh Made Real at SFU Burnaby Mountain 2:00p the same day in Library…

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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