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Michael McClure in Victoria
An Evening of Poetry, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Roxy.

Beat poet and award-winning playwright Michael McClure gave a poetry reading on Saturday, October 21st 2017 at the Roxy (home of the Blue Bridge Theatre), in Victoria, BC Canada.

McClure read from his most recent books Persian Pony (Ekstasis Editions) and Indigo and Saffron: Selected and New Poems (University of California Press). The author of dozens of books of poetry, McClure always read with an actor’s command and a singer’s timing, “transporting audiences to a very different and intriguing place.” McClure also performed regularly with The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, with whom he recorded two albums. The Victoria reading featured Carol Ann Sokoloff and Patrick Boyle.

Michael McClure with Carol Ann Sokoloff and Patrick Boyle
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Michael McClure in Victoria - Two Events
An Evening of Poetry, Wed. Feb. 9th, 2011, Hermann’s Jazz Club
An Evening of Film, Tues. February 8th, 2011, Merlin’s Sun Theatre

Ekstasis Editions is delighted to announce the forthcoming visit of “beat poet” and award-winning playwright, Michael McClure. Michael McClure will give a poetry reading at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 9th at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria, BC. The previous evening, Tuesday, February 8th, he will be in attendance and answer questions at a screening of two films in which he features, at 7:30 pm at Merlin’s Sun Theatre, 1983 Fairfield Rd., Victoria.

At his reading on February 9th, Michael McClure will read from his most recent books
Indigo and Saffron: Selected and New Poems (University of California Press) and Mysteriosos (New Directions).

On Tuesday, February 8, Michael McClure will be present for the screening of two films including Abstract Alchemist of the Flesh, a documentary on his ideas and philosophy. The second film consists of a lost and recently discovered cultural tour of Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, narrated by McClure and featuring the Grateful Dead, Ken Kesey and others. He will answer questions from the audience. The screening takes place at Merlin’s Sun Theatre and seating is limited.