Fragments of Perseus
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Fragments of Perseus

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Published May 17th 1983 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Another great book of poetry by McClure. His output during the 70s is just incredible - Jaguar Skies, Antechamber & Other Poems and now Fragments of Perseus all rank up there among the best poetry books in the Beat canon. September Blackberries is probably his most celebrated book but I feel that this book and Jaguar Skies in particular really contain his strongest work.
My favourite poem from this collection is called 'Watching the Stolen Rose'.


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Michael McClure (born October 20, 1932 in Marysville, Kansas) is an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist. After moving to San Francisco as a young man, he found fame as one of the five poets (including Allen Ginsberg) who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955 rendered in barely fictionalized terms in Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums. He soon became a key member of t...more
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