Imagining the Open Door Reader

Imagining the Open Door Reader

Despite the fact that all writers like to think of themselves as unique, we Open Door writers can’t call ourselves a special breed. In common with writers everywhere we share the following characteristics: We love books—reading them as well as writing them—and...
Poetry for Lions

Poetry for Lions

Michael McClure is an American poet with a career stretching back to the Beat generation. In the attached clip McClure puts aside his tambourine to go the the San Francisco zoo to recite “Tantra 49″, a poem from his 1964 collection Ghost Tantras, to caged lions. The...

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