Drama. Music. Art. Audiences throughout the country have heard Helen Adam perform songs from SAN FRANCISCO'S BURNING, a ballad opera both richly comic and darkly mysterious. Now, Hanging Loose Press is pleased to publish the first complete edition of the play, with the full text by Miss Adam and her sister, Pat, the full score (200 pages of music in a separate section) by Al Carmines, and drawings by Jess.
Helen Adam (b. December 2, 1909 in Glasgow, Scotland—d. September 19, 1993 in New York City) was an American poet, collagist and photographer who was an active participant in The San Francisco Renaissance, a literary movement contemporaneous to the Beat Generation that occurred in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s. Though often associated with the Beat poets, she would more accurately be considered one of the predecessors of the Beat Generation. She was 82 when she died.Author City: USA