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Rockdrill 9: Ghost Tantras

Michael McClure

Imprint: Audio CDs
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
CD
(Pub. Jun 2005)
9781905001088
£15.26
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  •       Rockdrill is a series of unusual audio CDs commissioned by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck College, London, & produced by Colin Still and Birdie Hall of Optic Nerve.
        The series includes the work by British and American poets, and combines new and archival recordings. Each CD is remarkable for the scope and range of material included, and the quality of production. This unique sound library is scheduled to grow in directions suggested by the initial list, which included Robert Creeley (two CDs), Lee Harwood, Tom Raworth (two CDs) and Jerome Rothenberg (two CDs).

    'Many of these early poems were written spontaneously and with no changes. Some of them were written and structured over and over many times with hidden rhymes ringing in my unconscious ears. I believed it was a dark night of the soul - and visions and colors and radiating lights were unstoppable. Later, coming out of the darkness, I began writing the Ghost Tantras and all was new.'
    Michael McClure was born in Marysville, Kansas but spent much of his childhood in Seattle. He moved to San Francisco in the 1950s where he joined a poetry workshop lead by Robert Duncan, and later went on to perform at the Six Gallery reading with Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder. ... read more
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