Saturday, April 03, 2004
black and white photo of poet michael mcclure, taken by harry redl in 1958 Really lovely portrait of San Francisco poet Michael McClure, taken by Harry Redl in 1958.

I first saw this photo during one of the summers I was working in DC. It was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, along with a whole series of similarly beautiful portraits of the beat poets. I went back to the gallery again and again trying to see the late fifties in McClure's eyes. I remember a beautiful picture of the young Bill Burroughs in that exhibition, too.

Also, are those boxer boots?

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