published in over a thousand literary magazines and anthologies, and translated into
nine languages. He was nominated this year for the next Poet Laureate Consultant at the
Library of Congress.
Other honors include:
Winning a 1984 San Francisco Arts and Letters Foundation award for his contribution
to the alternative press community, a 2006 PEN National Josephine Miles Award for
excellence in literature, and a 2009 PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004
a poem of his was set to music and performed at Alice Tully Hall in NYC.
It’s been a busy year for Mr. Winans. Cross-Cultural Communications just released a
new chapbook titled Love – Zero, which is Winan’s fiftieth book and chapbook of poetry.
The book is available from the publisher and can also be purchased at City Lights
Foreword by Neeli Cherkovski
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FROM THE FOREWORD BY BEAT BIOGRAPHER NEELI CHERKOVSKI
“Here, in a clear language that “hangs” tough while tipping toward the lyrical, A. D.
Winans delivers another surprise. In his life as a poet he has given us the working class
blues, poems of protest, the world of jazz, and surrendered to the elegiac, honoring the
creative artists, who, like himself, cared little for safe and sane poetics. Now he comes at
us with a book of love that echoes far back in time. I wonder if some Sumerian ancestor
felt the same way about a woman he had loved. Here is an honesty I have seen in Li Po,
who drank with the moon, Francois Villon, who held a poetic sword unlike any other, and
all those poets of love and of love lost who crowded my dreams with their music.”
This book of poems by Winans is an epic body of work. Copies are selling quickly and can be bought from the publisher above. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to have your own copy of LOVE-ZERO.