Rain Mirror

Michael McClure, beat poet, Obie Award-winning playwright and co-writer of the Janis Joplin hit "Mercedes Benz," reads from his book of poems.

Published June 18, 2001 7:00AM (EDT)

Michael McClure is a world-renowned beat poet and playwright. He overcame censorship laws with his controversial play "The Beard," received an Obie Award for "Josephine the Mouse Singer" and also co-wrote the Janis Joplin hit "Mercedes Benz." He often performs his poetry with piano improvisation by the Doors' keyboardist and composer Ray Manzarek. "Rain Mirror" is his latest book of poetry.

"Michael McClure shares a place with the great William Blake, with the visionary Shelley, with the passionate D.H. Lawrence." -- Robert Creeley

Listen to this exclusive recording of McClure reading poems from "Rain Mirror."

By Salon Staff

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