San Francisco native poet and writer A.D. Winans and NY poet Andy Clausen will be reading from their collective works at the Beat Museum.
Both poets were friends with many of the Beat Era poets like Allen Ginsberg, Ray Bremser, Gregory Corso, Bob Kaufman, Jack Micheline, Harold Norse, Charles Bukowski, and others.
San Francisco 94133
July 16, 2015
A. D Winans is a native San Francisco poet and writer who returned from Panama in 1958 to partake in the North Beach Beat era He edited and published Second Coming Press for 17 years and produced the 1980 Poets and Music Festival honoring the poet Josephine Miles and the Blues legend John Lee Hooker.
He was a friend of Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufman, Jack Micheline, and other members of the Beat Generation.
In 2002, a song poem of his was performed at Alice Tully Hall, NYC. In 2006, he won a PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. In 2009, PEN Oakland awarded him a lifetime achievement award. In 2014, he was presented a Kathy Acker Award in poetry and publishing. His latest book, Dead Lions is a memoir on his friendship with Micheline, Bukowski, Kaufman, and Alvah Bessie, one of the original Hollywood Ten who went to prison for defying the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) during the cold war period.
Andy Clausen has traveled extensively and has read his poetry all over North America and the world. (New York, California, Alaska, Texas, Prague, Kathmandu, Amsterdam etc.) He was the co-editor of, POEMS FOR THE NATION, with Allen Ginsberg and Eliot Katz (Seven Stories Press). He was an editor at LONG SHOT Magazine. He has written about his adventures with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Ray Bremser, Janine Pommy Vega, Peter Orlovsky, and many other poets and writers of the Beat Generation.
He is the author of 40th Century Man (Autonomedia 1997), Without Doubt (Zeitgeist Press 1990), The Iron Curtain of Love (Long Shot Press 1984), Songs of Bo Baba (Shivastan Press 2004) and his latest work, Home of the Blues Museum of American Poetics Publications 2013), among others.