Bartlett is an extremely fine narrator and expositor; he commands a vast body of material pertinent to Everson's life and work, and has a fine sense of Everson's poetry.
—Thomas Parkinson

William Everson: The Life Of Brother Antoninus

Nonfiction by Lee Bartlett

In the annals of modern American letters, William Everson holds prime place as a poet of conscience and consciousness of self, his richly textured verse mapping his extraordinary inner journey as social activist, Dominican brother, and preeminent religious and philosophical poet. In William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus, Lee Bartlett charts the outer journey, drawing on the reminiscences of the poetry, his friends, and a wealth of archival material.

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Paperback (published August 1, 1988)

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9780811218238
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5x8

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9780811210607
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25.95
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Page Count
272

Lee Bartlett

Contemporary American author and scholar

Bartlett is an extremely fine narrator and expositor; he commands a vast body of material pertinent to Everson's life and work, and has a fine sense of Everson's poetry.
—Thomas Parkinson
The life and poetry of William Everson embody all the aspects of a tradition in American poetry created by Whitman. It is composed in Plain American speech, rather than the language of erudition or neo-European forms or styles; it uses sexually explicit language and ideas and has been constantly involved with the taboo of a celibate man of God taking a wife; it has always presented a democratic point of view. William Everson is one of the most essential and dynamic American poets of the mid-twentieth century.
—Diane Wakoski