William Everson (a.k.a. Brother Antoninus): July 21, 1955

The Poetry Center presents Brother Antoninus reading from his poetry.

Originally Recorded By:
The Poetry Center
Location:
San Francisco State College
Date:
07/21/1955
Total Run Time:
00:30:46
Contributor:
Robert Duncan, Madeline Gleason
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  • Remarks on the setting of the reading (in a small studio with Madeline Gleason and Robert Duncan present) and on the nature of "conversion poetry" (0:45)
  • Discusses his set of poems "Triptych for the Living," three scenes of Christ from the Bible, from his book "The Crooked Lines of God" (1949) and then explains the context for the first part of it, "The Uncouth" (6:15)
  • "Triptych for the Living, i: The Uncouth" (10:42)
  • Discusses the second part, the birth of Christ and how he, the poet, engaged with poetry after his conversion (13:50)
  • "Triptych for the Living, ii: The Coming" (17:27)
  • "Triptych for the Living, iii: The Wise" (19:58)
  • "Hospice Of The Word" (22:16)
  • Reading from Saint Teresa Of Avila (27:25)

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