A. D. Winans on the late Al Masarik

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




About David Barker

David Barker is the author of two works of weird horror fiction written in collaboration with W. H. Pugmire: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (both books were published by the now defunct Dark Renaissance Books, but copies are still available from Dark Regions Press.) Barker and Pugmire also collaborated on a Lovecraftian horror novel, Witches In Dreamland, which will be published by Hippocampus Press, possibly in late 2017. Recently, his stories and poems have appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, The Art Mephitic, The Audient Void, The Indiscriminate Mixture and on Shoggoth.net. He has a short story in the weird fiction anthology, Nightmare's Realm, edited by S. T. Joshi and published in 2017 by Dark Regions Press. He also has published several works of horror and bizarro fiction as Kindle ebooks, including the bizarro zombie novel Dead Guys in Packards. Together with Jordan Hofer, David Barker has written two nonfiction books about UFOs and alien abduction: Little Gray Bastards (published in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing) and Unidentifiable Flying Objects (due in Fall 2017 from Schiffer.)
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