78 pp + Perfect bound.
FREE shipping included for the Continental States
A.D. Winans is an award winning
San Francisco poet and writer. He is the author of sixty-five books and
chapbooks of poetry and prose.
His poetry, fiction, articles and
reviews have appeared in over 2000 literary journals, newspapers and
anthologies, including the San Francisco Chronicle, City Lights Journal, Beat
Scene, Beatitude, the N.Y. Quarterly, Poetry Australia, and the Outlaw Bible of
American Poetry. From 1972 through 1989 he edited and published the acclaimed
Second Coming Press whose archives are housed at Brown University. He worked
for the San Francisco Art Commission from 1975 through 1980, during which time
he produced the 1980 Poets and Music Festival honoring the poet Josephine Miles
and Blues Legend John Lee Hooker. 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 2009 PEN Oakland presented him
with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015 he was the recipient of a Kathy
Acker Award in poetry and publishing.
insanity, Tales of Crazy John by A.D. Winans is a page turning instant
classic. A humorous, streetwise, stark raving joy cover-to-cover! Five out of
four stars on the Richter scale.
- S.A.Griffin, Los Angeles
He’s back in all his glory; Poet A.D. Winans’ zany adventurer/ madman/
religious icon, Crazy John. With his derby hat and cowboy boots, still “dreaming
the impossible,” Crazy John is once again in and out of jails, churches and even
heads for Australia for awhile . The mad eyes of A.D. Winans’ memorable
prankster poet can still light up the night with his flaming eyes and even
manages to get himself nominated for sainthood. San Francisco’s beloved poet
takes us for a wild ride in this book which includes both the first two
chapbooks of Crazy John poems plus a brand new “final volume” of Crazy John’s
adventures. Like the graffiti Crazy John loves, for a good time call Crazy John
and A.D. Winans. Pure fun from a legendary poet. Enjoy.
- D.R. Wagner, Poet/musician/visual artist Locke, CA