Intro to Reissue of McClure’s Specks

It was on my 50th birthday that I received an email from Garry Thomas Morse of Talon Books in Vancouver asking if I would be interested in writing the introduction to a reissue of Michael McClure’s 1985 book entitled Specks. I was honored and flabbergasted and...

Jargon 20: Passage (by Michael McClure)

I checked mail yesterday and Michael McClure’s package came. It was an original copy of Jargon 20: Passage, published in 1956 by Jonathan Williams. I immediately sat down and read the whole book except for For The Death of 100 Whales which I know well. The first poem...