About the Bard
Clyde Always (the Bard of the Lower Haight), being the All-American tall-talesman and dime-a-rhyme vaudevillian that he is, has successfully provided audiences, both at home and abroad, with the refreshing splash of laughter and the snug comfort of joy; to inspire creativity is his primary objective here on planet Earth. You can catch his act any Friday evening at Cafe International where he has been serving the community since 2014 as the host and ringleader of the weekly open-mic showcase. His writings and artwork have recently been accepted to exclusive publications: Poetalk, The Broke Bohemian, The Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal and others. Melanie Bell and the Story Salon, the bard’s debut novel, published by Rational Malarkey, Inc., placed as a semifinalist in the Faulkner Society’s William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in 2017. In the summer of 2018, he was featured at the illustrious Marsh Theater with an 8 week run which culminated in an explosive standing ovation. His second illustrated novel,
Les' Place: A Hipster Manifesto, was released in February 2019 to much mustache twirling and critical acclaim. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife Haylee the Ukulele.