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.
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.
His birth name was William Everson. He re-named himself "Brother Antoninus" in 1951 when he joined the Dominican Order in Oakland, California.
He was raised on a farm near Fresno, California by Christian Scientist parents who worked in the printing business.
He founded Lime Kiln Press, which published editions of the works of Walt Whitman and other famous poets.