This collection contains items written by William Everson, primarily poems, correspondence, and drafts of manuscrupts (including
his autobiography). Other items such as ephemera and newspaper clippings are also held in the collection.
William Everson was born in Sacramento, California on September 10, 1912. He grew up on a farm outside Fresno and later attended
Fresno State College. Everson was a poet and author, literary critic, and small press printer. During World War II, he was
relocated to Camp Waldport (or Camp Angel) located outside Waldport, Oregon -- one of the Civilian Public Service camps for
conscientious objectors. While in the camp, he helped found the Untide Press with other objectors. The poetry inspired by
his time at the camp, 'The Residual Years' helped start his career in writing. He joined the Dominican Order for a period
of time, adopting the name 'Brother Antoninus' which he used as an alternate name throughout life. Everson lived the latter
part of his life near Santa Cruz, California (where he was the poet in residence at the University of California, Santa Cruz),
and later died on June 3, 1994.
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