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The prolific A.D. Winans has released several recent books of poetry and prose — and is offering signed copies of his latest works. Don’t miss the chance to get an inscribed copy from this legendary author.

Titles include:

In the Pink: Winan’s first collection of short stories, written during the sexual revolution of the sixties. Signed. Perfect Bound. $15.95, includes shipping.

San Francisco Poems, 174 pages, perfect bound. Signed. Book includes introduction by Beat icon Charles Plymell and a 10,000-word autobiography (including pictures) originally published by Gale Research. $15.95 plus $5 shipping.

This Land Is Not My Land (second edition). Perfect bound. Includes nine new poems. Winner of PEN Josephine Miles Literary Achievement Award. $15, includes shipping. Signed by the author.

For more information, email A.D. Winans at

Visit A.D. Winan‘s fansite at


In honor of the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s passing, we have raffled off this original 18×18″ watercolor portrait of Bukowski by Bradley Wind. This artwork is from our personal collection, acquired after the portrait appeared in the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology.

Congratulations to our winner:

A.D. Winans (San Francisco, California)

NOTE: I asked Buk to guide my hand when I picked the name — and the winner turned out to be Buk’s old pal and good friend, author A.D. Winans. A renowned poet, Winans is the author of a Bukowski memoir and many other books, including a recent short story collection, poetry collection, book of essays,

ABOUT THE WINNER: A. D. Winans, an award-winning native San Francisco poet and writer, edited and published the acclaimed Second Coming Press for seventeen years. He worked for the San Francisco Art Commission from 1975-80, and during that time produced the 1980 Poets and Music Festival honoring the poet Josephine Miles and blues legend John Lee Hooker. His work has been published in over fifteen hundred poetry magazines and anthologies, including the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He is the author of over fifty books of poetry and prose, including North Beach Poems and Drowning Like Li Po in a River of Red Wine: Selected Poems 1970-2010. 
 In 2002, a song poem of his was set to music and performed at New York’s Alice Tully Hall. In 2006, he won a PEN Josephine Miles Award for excellence in literature, and in 2009 PEN Oakland awarded him a lifetime achievement award. 
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: Bradley Wind is an artist and author. He spent a good deal of his twenties reading Bukowski’s work. He owes Charles Bukowski a debt that can never be repaid so he drew a picture in his honor. Find him at


We are pleased to report that poetry and prose by A.D. Winans — longtime friend of Charles Bukowski and author of THE HOLY GRAIL: Charles Bukowski and the Second Coming Revolution — will appear in the upcoming Silver Birch Press BUKOWSKI ANTHOLOGY, scheduled for an August 1, 2013 release.

Yesterday, we visited the A.D. Winans fansite, which features a wonderful sampling of Winans’ work — complete with photos and videos. The site showcases Winans’ latest book, IN THE DEAD HOURS OF DAWN — a beautiful 32-page fine press book, letterpress printed on vintage Curtis Tweedweave paper, hand-sewn and bound (8.5×11.5″) issued by  the masterful Bottle of Smoke Press, published in a limited edition of 100 hardcover copies signed by the author and numbered (1-100).

According to the Bottle of Smoke website, “Bottle of Smoke Press was founded in 2002. Our goal is to publish books that will be well received and enjoyed by those who read them. We publish works by new poets as well as by well-established poets. Our only requirement is that the work be interesting. We are proud to have worked with some of the giants in the small press scene and to have also published many new writers and artists whose work is no less incredible.” 

Books created by Bottle of Smoke Press are true works of art — and make wonderful gifts and investments. And for work of this quality, the prices are very, very reasonable. Check out Bottle of Smoke’s wide array of offerings here — with prices starting as low as $3. If you want to impress a book lover with a very special gift, look no farther than Bottle of Smoke Press.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet and writer who graduated from San Francisco State College (now University) and is the author of over 50 books, including North Beach Poems, North Beach Revisited, and This Land Is Not My Land, winner of a 2006 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for excellence in literature. From 1972 to 1989, Winans edited and published Second Coming Press, which produced a large number of books and anthologies, including the highly acclaimed California Bicentennial Poet’s Anthology. He has read his poetry with many renowned poets, including Jack Hirschman, Diane DiPrima, Bob Kaufman, Jack Micheline, Harold Norse, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and all the past and current San Francisco Poets Laureate. Winans’ poetry, prose, articles, and book reviews have appeared in over 2,000 literary magazines and anthologies. In 2009, PEN Oakland recognized him with a lifetime achievement award. Recent publications include the November 2010 Bottle of Smoke Press release of  a 365-page book of his selected poems, and  the 2012 Little Red Tree Publishing release of his  San Francisco Poems. His archives are housed at Brown University.


On June 1, 2013, Silver Birch Press will release SUMMER: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose — a collection of writing from authors around the world.

This “invitation only” anthology will explore all things summer—vacations, travel, adventure, love, romance, the beach, freedom, heat, youth, gardens, swimming, barbecues, suntans, camping, fireworks, and much more.

The SUMMER ANTHOLOGY will also feature a special section about Charles Bukowski—born August 16, 1920. To date, we’ve collected poetry and prose from a range of writers who knew Bukowski — including Pamela Cupcakes Wood, Joan Jobe Smith, A.D. Winans, and Joan Gannij — and we’re expecting many more Bukowski-related contributions.

The Silver Birch Press SUMMER ANTHOLOGY — think of it as a literary beach book. Stay tuned!

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