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William Everson

William Everson

The Light the Shadow Casts

William Everson (Author); Clifton Ross (Editor)

  • Publisher: Freedom Voices
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 119
  • Released: Jan 1, 2013
  • ISBN-13: 9780915117055


In this collection of interviews with one of the central poets of the San Francisco Literary Renaissance (which preceded the Beat movement) William Everson/Brother Antoninus ponders the mystical dimensions of poetry. The interviews span the final fifteen years of his life and contain his final thoughts on the prophetic, the shamanistic and the aesthetic dimensions of his craft, as well as his own life, characterized by the Portuguese proverb that “God writes straight with crooked lines.” The interviews, accompanied by selected poems, were conducted, edited and introduced by Clifton Ross and were first published two years after the poets death by Stride Publications, UK, republished by Freedom Voices to honor the centennial of the poet’s birth.

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