A. D. Winans

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P.O. Box 31249San Francisco, CA 94131-0249
Phone: 
415-826-2218
Website: 
adwinans.mysite.com

Author's Bio

A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet and writer. In 1958 he returned home from Panama and became part of the North Beach Beat era. He is the author of over fifty books of poetry and prose, including North Beach Poems, North Beach Revisited and The Holy Grail: The Charles Bukowski Second Coming Revolution, He edited and published Second Coming Press for l7 years, during which time he produced the 1980 Poets and Music Festival, honoring the poet Josephine Miles and Blues legend John Lee Hooker. Colin Wilson, Studs Terkel, James Purdy, Peter Coyote, Jack Hirschman, Jack Micheline, and Charles Bukowski have praised his work. His poetry and prose has been published in over 1,500 literary magazines and anthologies, including The American Poetry Review, City Lights Journal, Poetry Australia, the New York Quarterly, Beat Scene, Beatitude, Rattle, and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. In 2005 a song poem of his was performed at Tully Hall, NYC. In 2006 he was awarded a PEN Josephine Miles award for excellence in literature. In 2010 Bottle of Smoke Press (BOS Press) published a book of his Selected Poems.

Publications and Prizes

Book

The Holy Grail: The Charles Bukowski and Second Coming Revolution
(Dustbooks,
2002)
Marking Time
(Erbacce Press,
2008)
Love- Minus Zero
(Cross-Cultural Communications,
2009)
Drowning Like Li Po in a River of Red Wine: Selected Poems 1970-2010
(Bottle of Smoke Press,
2010)

Chapbook

Days In Heaven. Nights In Hell.
(Propaganda Press,
2009)

Anthology

The Other Side of the Postcard
(City Lights,
2005)

Journal

American Poetry Review
2014)
Prizes: 
1984 Arts and Letters Foundation cash award for contribution to small press literature. 2010 Pen Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award.

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
San Francisco, CA
Raised in: 
San Francisco, CA

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Listing last updated: June 14, 2011.