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

Available August 1, 1988

William Everson: The Life Of Brother Antoninus

Nonfiction by Lee Bartlett

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Paperback (published August 1, 1988)

ISBN
9780811218238
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5x8

Clothbound (published August 1, 1988)

ISBN
9780811210607
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25.95
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5x8
Page Count
272

Lee Bartlett

Contemporary American author and scholar

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