I Am San Francisco

Planet San Francisco / photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyeonthesky/257477210/">supernova3688 / CC BY


I have witnessed the waterfront decay
the ships disappear
the piers given over to tourists
and sunbathing sea lions

Gone the Haight Theater
in the old Haight Ashbury
where …{read more}


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Like a crow caws into the night, like an owl with
its questioning eyes, like a Shaman lights the
night with magic words, like a hawk circles the
sky, like …{read more}


image copyright Michael Fleshman http://www.flickr.com/photos/fleshmanpix/6864004618/ Title: Trayvon Martin Occupy March 21

who would have thought
skittles and ice tea was
a death sentence
not even Dr. Oz

when a black boy with a dream
walks home alone at night

hard rain …{read more}

New Poetry Release! A.D. Winans – In the Dead Hours of Dawn

A.D. Winans - In the Dead Hours of Dawn from Bottle of Smoke Press

New Release from Bottle of Smoke Press:A.D. Winans – In the Dead Hours of Dawn

Poetry, 32 pages. 8 1/2″ x 11 1/4″. A new book of poems by award …{read more}

6 Poems by A.D. Winans

Empty Mirror Arts Magazine


she grooves with time
day time, night time
be bop jazz time
dances with timeless time
all rhythm no rhyme
birds in flight flap their wings
…{read more}


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There are poets who like
To dance with words
Dance for favors and illusionary
Poetry careers
But dancing for an audience
Isn’t like feeling the rhythm
That rubs up against …{read more}

San Francisco Poems by A.D. Winans

A.D. Winans - San Francisco Poems

A.D. Winans’ new 190-page poetry collection, San Francisco Poems, has been published by Little Red Tree Publishing, of New Haven, CT.

A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco …{read more}

A.D. Winans – San Francisco Poems Book Launch! July 22, 2012

A.D. Winans - San Francisco Poems

A.D. Winans founded the important Second Coming Press in San Francisco back in the 1970s, publishing some of the best Beat poets alongside crucial street and underground poets of the …{read more}

Looking Back


When I was 18
I was on a troop train heading
for basic training when
we stopped to take on water
or whatever it is trains stop for
and after …{read more}

A.D. Winans on A.D. Winans


I was born in San Francisco, and have lived here almost my entire life. I was born at home, premature. My mother said the doctor told her I would not …{read more}