- Dick McBride (poet)
Dick McBride Born May 8, 1928
Washington, Indiana, United States
Occupation poet, playwright, novelist, publisher, independent book distributor Nationality American Period 1960–present Literary movement San Francisco Renaissance, Beat
Kenneth Patchen introduced him to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who offered him a job as store manager at the City Lights Bookstore. He worked at City Lights for 16 years and became friends with Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and several other Beat Generation writers.
In 1967 City Lights moved their publishing operation to 1562 Grant Avenue, Dick ran this part of the business with his brother Bob McBride and Martin Broadley for several years.
He returned to England in 1969, where he worked as the director of independent book distributors “McBride Bros. and Broadley”, selling books in England and to the Continent.
In the summer of 1973, Dick McBride and Bernard Stone hosted a "Fourth of July Party" for Allen Ginsberg at the Turret Bookshop, London. Ginsberg’s “Fall of America” had been published earlier that year, and it seemed appropriate to hold a reading on the birthday of American Independence. The party is commemorated in his biography of Ginsberg "Cometh With Clouds" (Cherry Valley Editions 1982).
In November 1996, Dick was a guest at the Conegliano Poetry Festival, where he read his poetry alongside Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Andrey Voznesensky and Roger McGough. The festival was organised to honour City Lights and the Beats and to celebrate Allen Ginsberg's 70th Birthday 
In 2001 he collaborated with Celluloid on the Last Beat project, a live and recorded performance project that received airplay on BBC Radio 3's "Late Junction". A UK tour followed, including a performance at the Birmingham ArtsFest.
In January, 2009 Dick appeared at "The British Beat" event as part of the "Back On the Road" exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham. The exhibition featured the original manuscript scroll of Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'. The event was curated by Professor Dick Ellis, Head of American and Canadian Studies at Birmingham University and also featured readings by Jim Burns, Ian McMillan, David Tipton & Camelia Ellias.
McBride's first collection of poetry Oranges was published in 1960 by Wilder Bentley at the Bread and Wine Press in San Francisco, California. It was illustrated with woodcuts by the artist and actor, Victor Wong. The Bread and Wine Mission was started by Pierre Delattre and was home to Bob Kaufman's magazine Beatitude.
Ballads of Blood was published in 1961 by the Golden Mountain Press, San Francisco.
His first book, Lonely The Autumn Bird: Two Novels was published by Alan Swallow in 1963. It consists of two short novels; the title novel, Lonely The Autumn Bird and Tilt.
In 1966, his second novel Memoirs Of A Natural-Born Expatriate was published by Alan Swallow. It tells the story of a man who (like the author) works at City Lights Bookstore.
Jacqui - Love Poems was privately produced in 1994. The second edition was published by McBride's Books in 1997 and is dedicated to his second wife, Jacqui.
McBride's third novel, The Astonished I (Memories & Wet Dreams) was published by McBride's Books in 1995. It is a recollection of the authors time in San Francisco. It is dedicated to his friend, Tim Prael and contains an introduction by Charles Plymell.
The first chapter of the book recalls a conversation with Jack Kerouac who had phoned City Lights to talk to Ferlinghetti about publishing Visions of Cody. A slightly different version of the first chapter was originally published in Transit and then The Beat Journals, both published by Kevin Ring's Beat Scene Press.
His most recent collection of poetry, Remembered America: Poems by Dick McBride was published by Rue Bella in 2004.
Musical collaborations and recordings
- In 2000-2001 Dick McBride collaborated with Celluloid on the “Last Beat” project, a live and recorded project that received airplay on BBC Radio 3's "Late Junction".
- In 2008, Charlie Stewart produced Upbeat & Groovy: Dick McBride reads poems 1960-2008, a recording of Dick reading his poetry at his home in Colwall, Herefordshire. The recording was limited to 150 copies.
- Haircut Dream (City Lights Journal: Number One, Published by City Lights Books, 1963)
- Lonely The Autumn Bird; Two Novels (A Swallow Paperbook, 1963)
- Memoirs Of A Natural-Born Expatriate (Alan Swallow, 1966)
- Cometh with Clouds: Memory, Allen Ginsberg (Cherry Valley Editions, 1982) ISBN 0-916156-54-0
- The Astonished I (Memories & Wet Dreams) (McBride's Books,1995) ISBN 0-9527136-0-8
- The Garden (Annihilator Press, 1999)
- Allen Ginsberg & The Blue Rinse Brigade (Urthona, 2001)
- Behan & The Beats (Appliance Books, 2005)
- Macho Ovum
- Oranges - Illustrated by Victor Wong (Handset and printed at the Bread & Wine Press, San Francisco by Wilder Bentley, 1960)
- Ballads of Blood (Golden Mountain Press, 1961)
- Jacqui - Love Poems (McBride's Books, 1994) ISBN 0-9527136-1-6
- Remembered America: Poems by Dick McBride Volume 1 (Rue Bella, 2004) ISBN 0-9536710-9-7
- From Out The Whale's Mouth
- Unnecessary Miracle
- Devils In A Quandary
- There And Where
- Beat Voices: An Anthology of Beat Poetry ed. David Kherdian (Beech Tree Books, 1996) ISBN 0-688-14916-2
- Dick McBride at MySpace
- The Last Beat - Dick McBride with Celluloid
- From San Francisco to St. Ann's Well
- Big Chill 2006 Words In Motion Line-up
- Art | Exhibitions | Jack Kerouac: Back On the Road
- Guide to the Richard McBride Correspondence at The Bancroft Library
- Ferlinghetti, Lawrence & Morgan, Bill "The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour" City Lights Books, 2003 ISBN 0-87286-417-0
- French, Warren G "The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance" Twayne, 1991 ISBN 0805776214
- ^ a b c McBride, D: Remembered America: poems by Dick McBride Rue Bella, 2004 ISBN 0-9536710-9-7
- ^ McBride, D: Garden Annihilator Press, 1999
- ^ McBride, D: Live at The Big Chill Festival Audio CD-R, 2006
- ^ a b Ferlinghetti, L & Morgan, B "The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour" City Lights Books, 2003 ISBN 0-87286-417-0
- ^ a b McBride, D: Cometh With Clouds (Memory: Allen Ginsberg) Cherry Valley Editions, 1982 ISBN 0-916156-51-6
- ^ McBride D: Allen Ginsberg and the blue rinse brigade Urthona Art & Buddhism Issue 15, 2001
- ^ Beat Goes On For Poet Dick Redditch Advertiser 24 August 2001
- ^ Bills-Geddes, G: Grand Old Man of the Beat Generation Malvern Gazette 29 February 2008
- ^ McBride, D: The Astonished I: Memories and Wet Dreams McBride's Books, 1995 ISBN 0-9527136-0-8
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