Brother Antoninus

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Birthday
10, 1912
Birthplace
Sacramento, CA
Death Date
Jun 3, 1994 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1912
Birthplace
Sacramento, CA
Death Date
Jun 3, 1994 (81)

About

San Francisco Renaissance poet, publisher, and critic known for a poetry collection entitled The Residual Years. His numerous other poetic works include In the Fictive Wish, The City Does Not Die, and The Crooked Lines of God.

Before Fame

He was forced to serve at a Civilian Public Service work camp in 1943 due to the fact that he was a conscientious objector to the wartime draft bill. While in this Oregon camp, he and fellow objectors started an arts community.

Trivia

His birth name was William Everson. He re-named himself "Brother Antoninus" in 1951 when he joined the Dominican Order in Oakland, California.

Family Life

He was raised on a farm near Fresno, California by Christian Scientist parents who worked in the printing business.

Associated With

He founded Lime Kiln Press, which published editions of the works of Walt Whitman and other famous poets.

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