Poet Al Winans kindly allowed me to quote from the following post he made on Facebook about his friendship with the late poet, Al Masarik, who died on January 4th, 2015.
“Jill (Masarik’s wife) notified me the day it happened. We were friends when he lived in SF. I published a broadside of his, in Second Coming, and in the S.Cl anthologies. He was a good prose writer as well as a poet and a good person to be around. We had many mutual friends like Kell Robertson and John Bennett. He was nervous about giving his first reading at a Fort Mason event I put together, but he wowed the audience.” – A. D. Winans