Michael McClure

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Birthday
20, 1932
Birthplace
Kansas
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
Kansas

About

Beat Generation poet, author, and playwright known for Love Lion Book, The Beard, and other works. Also a journalist, he wrote for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.

Before Fame

He published his first poetry volume, Passage, in 1956.

Trivia

He was the inspiration for the character of "Pat McLear" in Jack Kerouac's famous novel Big Sur.

Family Life

He was born in Kansas, and he later settled in California. With his wife Joanna, he had one daughter.

Associated With

He and rock musician Jim Morrison were close friends.