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Documentary filmed in The Haight Ashbury during the Summer Of Love

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Filmed during the Summer Of Love (1967) in the Haight-Ashbury, this groovy documentary features commentary from visionary poet Michael McClure, footage of The Grateful Dead hanging out at their Ashbury Street home, a visit to The Psychedelic Bookshop, The Straight Theater, scenes from McClure’s play The Beard and rare shots of the bard of The Haight, Richard Brautigan, walking through Panhandle Park in all of his glorious splendor.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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12.18.2011
05:57 pm
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Beat Poet Michael McClure talks about poetry and peyote
02.16.2011
05:04 pm
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Michael McClure, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at City Lights Books, 1966
 

Poet, playwright and novelist, Michael McClure discusses his “poetic processes and experiences with peyote” in this extract taken from the USA Poetry series by Richard O. Moore (1966).

A key figure in The Beats, a mentor to Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, McClure has just released his latest book of new and selected poetry Of Indigo and Saffron, details for which can be found here.
 

 
Via City Lights
 

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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02.16.2011
05:04 pm
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