Lewis MacAdams (October 12, 1944 – April 21, 2020) was an American poet, journalist, political activist, and filmmaker. He was born in San Angelo, Texas. He was the co-founder of FoLAR. In 2001, he published his Birth of The Cool, a cultural history of the idea of cool.
MacAdams was a contributing editor of the L.A. Weekly and wrote regularly on culture and ecology for Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. MacAdams was the director of the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University from 1975 to 1978.
- Poetry and Politics-An Autobiography by Lewis MacAdams
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