Michael McClure’s Point Lobos: Animism

One of the main reasons I’ve been enamored by beat authors for so long is because of their ecological writings. Essays and poems by Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Lew Welch, and many others, even Jack Kerouac’s romantic rucksack and back-to-nature writings, are ones I lobbed onto from a young age — and they carried me afloat in what was a young journey of searching. I have been reviving some of the essays I’ve written at Jack Magazine (some of them years prior) at my nature blog, Ecologue, and just recently added a piece about Michael McClure’s Point Lobos: Animism. I think it’s important that we do not separate the words and art we express with the nature around us.

Also check out a couple longer essays I wrote that have been recently dug up: Ancient Order of the Fire Gigglers and Practice of the Wild.

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