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.