The poetry of Michael McClure is a highly personal statement, moving from the visionary to the polemical, the abstract to the graphic. His freedom of style, eccentric punctuation, and use of capital letters are an intrinsic part of his emphatic gesture; words become action, forcing objects into abstraction or materializing words into forms.
Of his poetry, McClure writes: “I want a writing of the Emotions, intellect and physiology. The direct emotional statement from the body (from the organs and from teh energy of movements)….The emotions push me to discoveries that afterwards I recognize to be truths. Glimpses of my physiology.”
“McClure’s poetry is a blob of protoplasmic energy.” —Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: Grove Press / Evergreen Books