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, Poetry Australia, the New York Quarterly, the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and the Beatitude 50th Anniversary Anthology. He is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry and prose. In 2002 a song poem of his was performed at New York’s Alice Tully Hall. In 2006 he was awarded a PEN National Josephine Miles award for excellence in literature, and in 2009 he was given a PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award.
To learn more about the book, read Charles Plymell’s excellent foreword, and order the book, please visit the book’s page at winansfansite.blogspot.com.
Advance Praise for San Francisco Poems
“A. D. Winans is the poet heart of San Francisco. He tells it like it was and is. This splendid collection of his nomadic movements through the city through the decades is like no other. His eye, sense of the observed detail, his empathy for the ruin and resurrection, is unique. The melancholia of the old days contend with sharp updated quick shots of the city on the move. A rich offering.”
— David Meltzer
“A. D. Winans set his poet’s eye on San Francisco, native ground, with all the passion of a true elder in the art of poetry. Here are the sounds and sites of a city of poets, wonderfully knit. A reader will find the deep humors of San Francisco alive and well in the hands of a master.”
— Neeli Cherkovski
“As a poet, A. D Winans is one of the best writing in the U.S. today. His work is powerful, human, humane and deals with primary issues.”
— Hugh Fox