In honor of National Poetry Month, please enjoy this archival footage of a young Michael McClure reading to lions at the San Francisco Zoo from his 1964 collection, Ghost Tantras. The clip is from a 1966 episode of Richard O. Moore’s television series, U.S.A. Poetry.

In this second clip from U.S.A. Poetry, McClure discusses his poetic process and experiences with peyote.


Remember − for the month of April, you can save 20% on McClure’s Of Indigo and Saffron and all other poetry titles from UC Press with discount code 14W9643!