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                                               is a surrealist 

ARTIST, AUTHOR and ENTERTAINER who, for purposes of amusing, inspiring and/or uplifting his fellow human beings, writes and recites modern TALL tales and light verse, publishes original works of illustrated literature, paints awe-striking dreamscapes, and dazzles San Franciscans daily as a juggling, unicycling, ukulele-strumming madman-about-town.

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A Real Cut-Up

Light Poetry Magazine 2021

A Profoundly Clear and Wholly Unconfusing Story

Too Well Away Literary Journal 2021

A Waiter's Plight

Light Poetry Magazine 2021

Any Questions?

The New Verse News 2021

The Male Feminist's Guide

to Tappin' That

The Daily Squib 2021

The Day the Sun Forgot to Rise

Grand Little Things 2020

The Tinder Date from Hell

Poetry Super Highway 2020

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Damn Handsome
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                From 2014 to 2020, Clyde Always (yes, that is his real name) volunteered his services as host and ringleader of the world-famous, Vaudeville-style, variety, open-mic showcase at Cafe International where he earned the nickname: "Bard of the Lower Haight."  He has since moved the show to the Scott Street Labyrinth, where it remains to this day.

     An accomplished author/illustrator, Clyde Always began his publishing company, Rational Malarkey, Inc, in 2018.  The manuscript of his debut novel, Melanie Bell and the Story Salon, placed as a semi-finalist in the Faulkner Society William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition the year prior. 

    "The Clyde Always Show," his solo stage production, has been featured at The Marsh, The Lost Church, Bird and Beckett, Kerouac Alley, the North Beach Library and at the prestigious SW escalators of the 16th Street BART station.

             His writings, comics and/or illustrations have been printed in Light Poetry Magazine, Slackjaw, The Daily Squib, Scarfff, Poetalk, The Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Sparkle and Blink, the Street Sheet, Freaky and etc. etc.

          Paintings by Always have been featured on the walls of various gallery spaces around the city including Bazaar Cafe, Eureka Valley Rec Center, the Church Street Coffeehouse and etc. etc.   

 

         He shares a Fillmore flat with his Little Lady and a variety of lively housemates: unicycle--Bonnie, typewriter--Fatboy Smitty, (soon-to-be) ex-wife--Kaylee the Ukulele, tabby cat--Mister Brix, and the ghost of his late mentor--Stephen Kopel

 

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How I Became a Rabbitman
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Symphony

AMAZES

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