Michael McClure was among the poets most closely associated with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights. In his introduction to the poem, he states that it "was done in a period of ten days... it is criticizable in the same way as hair or toes." Jack Kerouac called Dark Brown "The most fantastic poem in America."
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Michael McClure, “Dark Brown,” Book Club of California, accessed April 20, 2021, https://bccbooks.omeka.net/items/show/53.