Andy Clausen

was born Andre Laloux in a Belgian bomb shelter in 1943.  He was raised in Oakland, California and is the author of 14 books of poetry, including 40th Century Man: Selected Verse 1996 –1966 (Autonomedia, 1997), Without Doubt (Zeitgeist Press, 1991, introduction by Allen Ginsberg) and was coeditor of Poems for the Nation (Seven Stories Press, 2000), a collection of contemporary political poems compiled by the late poet Allen Ginsberg.  He has taught at Naropa University and given readings and lectures at many universities, prisons, poetry conferences, and cafes at home and around the world.  He is presently working on memoirs of his friendship and adventures with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and many others of the Beat Generation.