Jose Antonio Pineda is a Salvadoran poet, novelist and actor. He is the author of the underground novel, The Magick Papers.
Pineda celebrates poetry readings at international venues in Bangkok, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Phnom Penh.
He is co-author of a cinema book, Dark Cabaret, with Marcello Von Schvartz, the Argentinean film director.
Pineda also sings trad and psychedelic blues-country -rock, as Frisco Tony.
He has performed as a film actor and has I.M.D.B. credits in a dozen films, both as Antonio Pineda, and the imprimatur of his screen name, Antonis Greco.
In his halcyon youth, he was influenced by the beat poet Michael McClure, who mentored and inspired Pineda to write.
McClure, introduced him to Jim Morrison, legendary vocalist and poet for the Doors.
The beat raphsode also introduced him to Free Wheeling Frank Reynolds, the mythic Hells Angel, with whom McClure penned an eponymous book about Reynolds life as a Hells Angel.
Pineda underwent an epiphany, when he attended a reading by the great Russian immortals, Yvegeny Evtushenko and Andre Voznesensky in San Francisco.
The Russian poets were part of Ana Ahkmatova and her literary salon which also nurtured Joseph Brodsky and Pasternak. He is a lover of surrealist cinema and magick realism.