New Directions and Moe’s invite you to a reception and reading
to celebrate the publication of
MYSTERIOSOS and Other Poems
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Pre-reading reception at 7pm, reading at 7:30
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley (510) 849-2087
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 . Today McClure is more active than ever, writing and performing his poetry at festivals, and colleges and clubs across the country.
McClure reads with an actor’s command and a singer’s timing, his impact “transports audiences to a very different and intriguing place.” He has given hundreds of reading in venues as varied as the Fillmore Ballroom, Yale University, Stanford, The National Biodiversity Conference at the Smithsonian, and the Library of Congress. His audiences have ranged from an intimate dozen at a tiny Maui bookstore, to tens of thousands at San Francisco’s Human Be-in in San Francisco, and to multitudes at Airlift Africa. One of the poet’s readings was to, and with, four lions at the San Francisco Zoo — a film of it is is sometimes shown on TV. McClure’s world-wide performances include Rome; Paris; Tokyo; Lawrence, Kansas, London, a bull ring in Mexico City, The Whitney Museum, and a steam room in Nairobi for a group of African businessmen.