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A.D. Winans

Allan Davis Winans is a native San Francisco poet, essayist, photographer, and short story writer who has had his work published in over 2,000 literary magazines and anthologies, among them 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. Born in San Francisco, California, he became friends with Beat poets Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufman, and Jack Micheline, and, beginning in 1958, participated in the Beat and post-Beat era. From 1972 to 1989 he edited and published Second Coming Magazine and Press, which produced a large number of books and anthologies, among them the highly acclaimed California Bicentennial Poet’s 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 late 2010, BOS Press published a 300-page collection of the selected poems of A.D. Winans.

To find out more about A. D. Winans, visit http://www.adwinans.mysite.com/.

A.D. Winans performed on November 3rd, 2010.