This collection consists of a typescript draft of the poems, A chronicle of division and a holograph manuscript draft in a
notebook of New growth, a new greening : an epithalamian by William Everson, also known as Brother Antoninus.
William Oliver Everson was born on Sept. 10, 1912 in Sacramento, California; attended Fresno State College (1931, 1934-5);
was cannery worker and laborer for Civilian Conservation Corps, 1932-3, later working as a farmer; was co-founder of Untide
Press, Waldport, OR about 1944; after the war he joined an anarchopacifist group of poets surrounding Kenneth Rexroth in San
Francisco; was active in the slums of Oakland in the Catholic Worker Movement before becoming a Roman Catholic monk in the
Dominican order and taking the name Brother Antoninus in 1951; left the order to marry in 1969; in 1971 he became a master
printer with the Lime Kiln Press, and a poet-in-residence at UC Santa Cruz; won a Pulitzer Prize nomination for The crooked
lines of God (1959); his poetry, published under both Everson and Brother Antoninus, also includes These are the ravens (1935),
The residual years (1944), The hazards of holiness (1962), The rose of solitude (1964), The blowing of the seed (1966), The
veritable years (1978), and The masks of drought (1979); he died on June 3, 1994.
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