From: Amy Evans McClure 

Subject: photos

Date: March 1, 2021 at 5:48:21 PM PST

To: Paul Nelson 

 

 

Dear Paul,

 

Found a few photos, all taken by me. Feel free to use, or not, on your site.

 

As I remember hearing the story of Michael and Diane meeting for the first time, sometime in the 60’s,in NY: Michael went over to her place, a

cold water flat with no telephone so he just knocked on the door. They talked of many things & discovered their mutual love of the romantic poets

of the 19th century, they ate, they talked through the night, and realizing it was dawn they ran to the river to watch the sun rise...

 

Here’s what Diane wrote the night after Michael perished (copied from the email in which Sheppard sent it to me):

 

we ran to the East

River in the dawn

holding hands

and shouting Shelley to the stars

Diane di Prima reading at San Francisco Public Library 
Diane reading at Public Library in SF.jp
MMreadingatCityLights.jpeg
Michael McClure reading at City Lights

dig iT

delve into 15 years of  

 

The Poetry Postcard Fest

A SPONTANEOUS PRACTICE OF CREATING MEANING THROUGH IMAGE + POETRY

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