The Davis Jazz Beat Festival is proud to present acclaimed poet A. D. Winans, who will be reading at the Jazz Beat Conference, October 19th at 7:30.
A native of San Francisco, Allan Davis Winans is a poet, essayist, photographer, and short story writer whose work has appeared in over 2,000 literary magazines and anthologies, including City Lights Journal, Poetry Australia, The New York Quarterly, Beatitude, Beat Scene, and Rattle. In addition, he has written 50 books of poetry and two books of prose. Winans was close friends with Beat poets Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufman, and Jack Micheline, having participated in the Beat and post-Beat era starting in 1958. From 1972 to 1989 Winans edited and published Second Coming Magazine, which produced a large number of books and anthologies, including the highly acclaimed California Bicentennial Poets Anthology. In 2006, he was awarded a PEN National Josephine Miles Award For Excellence in Literature, and, in 2009, PEN Oakland presented Winans with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, Bottle of Smoke Press published a 300-page collection of Winans’ selected poems, and in February 2012 Little Red Tree Press published Winans’ San Francisco Poems. To find out more about A. D. Winans, visit http://www.adwinans.mysite.com/.
The 6th Annual Davis Jazz Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation takes place this coming weekend, Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2012, at the John Natsoulas Gallery and at Davis Commons (in front of the new Whole Foods Market). For six years the Davis Jazz Festival has been the premier collaborative conference in the region, offering an eclectic mix of poets, singers, bands and performance painters for people of all ages to enjoy. Featuring music from classical jazz combos to hard-driving big bands, the festival will serve as an educational event for creative youth, and will benefit the Davis High School Band Program. For more information, visit http://www.natsoulas.com/schedule/.
Who: A.D. Winans
When: Friday, October 19th at 7:30PM
Where: The John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 First Street
Press Contact: Andy Jones
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