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Michael McClure

1932 - 2020

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Michael McClure (October 20, 1932 – May 4, 2020) was an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist. After moving to San Francisco as a young man, he found fame as one of the five poets (including Allen Ginsberg) who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955, which was rendered in barely fictionalized terms in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael McClure has received more than 258,802 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael McClure is the 5,711th most popular writer, the 10,254th most popular biography from United States and the 787th most popular American Writer.

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  • 15

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  • 2.80

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Among writers, Michael McClure ranks 5,711 out of 5,755Before him are Tim Kring, Richelle Mead, Carol Shields, Benjamin Zephaniah, Tracy Hickman, and Ion Negoițescu. After him are Stella Gibbons, Susan Hill, Joanna Baillie, Brian Jacques, Ferenc Juhász, and Alain Mabanckou.

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Among people born in 1932, Michael McClure ranks 448Before him are Padmini, Donna Douglas, Tamás Gábor, Eeles Landström, Gaudencio Rosales, and Alberto Dines. After him are Edward Egan, Jack Smith, Guido Vincenzi, Marcia Neugebauer, Nigel Lawson, and Andrew Young. Among people deceased in 2020, Michael McClure ranks 620Before him are Kamala, Mike Moore, Haruma Miura, Lynn Harrell, Polad Hashimov, and Adam Musiał. After him are Aytaç Yalman, Millie Small, Alan Merrill, Finn Christian Jagge, Bruno Martini, and Gerardo Vera.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael McClure ranks 10,254 out of 18,182Before him are Dan Osman (1963), Olivia Munn (1980), Charles Sprague Sargent (1841), Dean Smith (1931), Tracy Hickman (1955), and Harvey Mason (1947). After him are Stanley Fish (1938), William Daniels (1901), Avery Dulles (1918), Rick Adelman (1946), Marillyn Hewson (1953), and Josiah Bartlett (1729).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Michael McClure ranks 787Before him are Lydia Maria Child (1802), Walker Percy (1916), Tim Kring (1957), Richelle Mead (1976), Carol Shields (1935), and Tracy Hickman (1955). After him are Crane Wilbur (1886), Lorraine Hansberry (1930), James Truslow Adams (1878), John Scalzi (1969), Charles Eastman (1858), and Nicole Krauss (1974).