Don’t miss A.D. Winans and Andy Clausen’s poetry reading at the Beat Museum!
A poetry reading in celebration of a new selected edition of the acclaimed Beat poet and former Sonoma County resident Harold Norse will be held at Copperfield’s Petaluma bookstore on Saturday, May 9th at 1:30 PM. Joining the book’s editor and Sebastopol resident Todd Swindell will be renowned San Francisco poets Neeli Cherkovski and A.D. Winans. I Am Going to… [read this]
Award winning native San Francisco poet A.D. Winans and Oakland native poet and activist Nellie Wong will be reading from their works on September 16, 2014 at Adobe Bookstore. A.D. Winans A.D. Winans has been published internationally and translated into ten languages. He will be reading from his new book This Land Is Not My Land (NYQ Press) and from… [read this]
The following is from: “ruth weiss and the American Beat movement of the ‘50s and 60’s” by Horst Spandler, published in: ruth weiss, no dancing aloud – lautes tanzen nicht erlaubt. edition exil, Vienna, 2006. – also used as an introduction to ruth weiss’ book can’t stop the beat – THE LIFE AND WORDS OF A BEAT POET. Divine Arts,… [read this]
1. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse 2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 3. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller 4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey 6. On the Road by Jack Kerouac 7. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 8. Daisy Fay and the… [read this]
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 winning poet A.D. Winans consists of poems not previously published in any of his previous fifty-three books of poetry. The cover is printed on Fabriano Tiziano paper using hand-set 12… [read this]
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 poet, writer and photographer. His poetry, prose, book reviews, and essays have appeared in over 1500 literary magazines and anthologies, including City Lights Journal, Margie, Rattle, Poetry Australia, the New York… [read this]
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 time. All along, his own work has been politically engaged and acerbic in its observations. He is an award winning poet and writer whose work has been published internationally and… [read this]
The Summer 2012 edition of The Fox Chase Review is now available featuring poetry by: A.D. Winans, Le Hinton, Stevie Edwards, Mel Brake, Stephen Page, James D. Quinton, Frank Wilson, Anthony Buccino, John Dorsey, Melanie Lynn Huber, Jim Mancinelli, James Arthur, Christine Klocek-Lim, Nicholas Balsirow, Jane Lewty, Elijah Pringle and prose by Russell Reece.
On Friday, June 8, 2012, the Quiet Lightning “Local Heroes” poetry series will honor and feature poets Lorna Dee Cevantes, A. D. Winans, Jack and Adelle Foley, and other local icons. The event will be held at the William Westerfield Mansion on Alamo Square. The mansion has been home to artists of all kinds since 1889, from The Grateful Dead… [read this]
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 live a long life. Now I’m 71 and the doctor is long dead. My father was seventeen years older than my mother, and they fought constantly… When my mother wasn’t… [read this]
Generally speaking, counter-culture describes the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group or subculture in conflict with those of the cultural mainstream of the day, a visible phenomenon that reaches critical mass and persists for some time. The Beat Generation was composed of a group of American poets and writers who first congregated in New York and later… [read this]