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"Poets," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." We turn to them to express what is best in us, to give us words during weddings, funerals, and all the important occasions that shape our lives. This memorial site was created to honor and remember poets whose words continue to inspire, and whose legacies live on in their poetry.
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Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet Michael McClure

Michael McClure was a legendary poet who helped launch the counterculture beat generation with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. We invite you to share condolences for Michael McClure in our Guest Book. Read Full Obituary.
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