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Reality has opened up with psychedelics. The imagination is projected upon reality in new shapes, and auras, and virtues, and colours, and smiles, and griefs, and pains, and tortures, and agonies, and myths, and heavens. The New Book / A Book of Torture was written in a psychedelic state. It was written following, and during, the use of many hallucinogens and psychedelics . . ....more
I had gone too far. There was no one to lean on except a few friends and loves. Many of these poems are written spontane
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 ...moreMore about Michael McClure...