A.D. Winans is an award winning poet and a member of PEN. He is the author of over sixty books of poetry and prose. He edited and published Second Coming for seventeen years. His archives are stored at Brown University. He worked for the San Francisco Arts Commission for five years as an editor and writer. His work has been published internationally in over 1,500 literary journals and anthologies. In 2002 a poem of his was set to music and performed at Alice Tully Music Hall. The New England Conservatory of Music accepted several poems of his to be set to music and performed at a later date. In 2006 he won a PEN Josephine Miles award for excellence in literature and in 2009 PEN Oakland presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served on the Board of Directors of several literary and art organizations, and is currently an advisory board member for the proposed San Francisco International Poetry Library.
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 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. In 2007 Presa Press published a book of his selected poems. In 2009 he was given a PEN Oakland Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, BOS Press, published a 368 page book of poems, "Drowning Like Li Po in a River of Red Wine: Selected poems: 1970-2010."