A. D. Winans
Allan Davis Winans (born 12 January 1936 in San Francisco, California), known as A. D. Winans, is an American poet, essayist, short story writer and publisher. Born in San Francisco, California, he returned home from Panama in 1958, after serving three years in the military. In 1962, he graduated from San Francisco State College.
He was the founder of Second Coming Press, a small press based in San Francisco that published books, poetry broadsides, a magazine, and anthologies. He edited Second Coming Magazine for seventeen years from 1972 to 1989. Winans became friends with Charles Bukowski, whose work he published. He also published Bukowski's then-girlfriend, Linda King. Other writers he published included Micheline, Pablo Neruda and William Wantling.
In 2002, he published his memoir, Holy Grail: Charles Bukowski & The Second Coming Revolution.
A.D. Winans has had poetry, book reviews, and short stories published in over 1,500 magazines and anthologies. He has written 50 books of poetry, and two books of prose.
A song poem of his was performed at Alice Tully Hall, New York City. In 2006, he was awarded a PEN National Josephine Miles Award for excellence in literature. In 2009 PEN Oakland presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
His latest book, "San Francisco Poems" published by Little Red Tree Publishing, CT, includes an extended biography with many photographs, plus 99 poems, old and new.
- A. D. Winans web site
- A. D. Winans autobiography
- Short biography of Winans
- Litseen, A.D. Winans: second coming
- Jacket Magazine #26 (October 2004). Review of A.D. Winan's Holy Grail: Charles Bukowski & The Second Coming Revolution by Jim Feast
- "San Francisco Poems" by W.D. Winans.
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