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William Everson

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In 1991, author and Jungian psychotherapist Steven Herrmann was “called” by the poet-shaman William Everson to collaborate on writing a book. It is from that event that the subtitle of this book emerged, The Shaman’s Call. Its aim is to instill in readers that if one follows one’s calling from the shamanic archetype with the right attitude, it could culminate in true cosmic awareness. And, it would interconnect the psyche with nature, or what C.G. Jung called the “Self.” Such awareness is made clear through the transfiguring power of American poet-shamans, who transmit what they are called by nature to convey: that an experience of the Self is a life-altering experience. The calling can be transmitted by way of an animal power to a person through dreams, transformative relationships, in-depth psychotherapy, religious experiences, art, scientific endeavor, or through the hearing, reading or writing of shamanic poetry. During the conversations with Everson, emerged a vision of the way shamanism has been portrayed in American poetry, from Herman Melville's Moby Dick, to Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, to Emily Dickinson’s The Complete Poetry, to what Everson achieved in his seminal poems, October Tragedy, The Encounter and Black Hills, and in his literature course at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The conversations form a link between the 80-year-old poet-shaman and the 35-year-old Jungian author Steven Herrmann, who was just beginning to find his own wings as a poet. The Expanded edition commemorates William Everson’s birth on September 10, 1912. Herrmann co-organized three Centennial events to celebrate Everson’s work in the fall of 2012. Part II contains Seven Meditations: William Everson’s Basic Teachings on Vocation, a final conversation with Everson on vocatypes, and Herrmann’s Centennial essays and poems.

The Blood of the Poet

Author : William Everson
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A collection of poems that celebrate such themes as nature, religion, love, and the spirit

The Poet as Printer William Everson

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William Everson

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In the animals of modern American letters, William Everson holds prime place as a poet of conscience and consciousness of self, his richly textured verse mapping his extraordinary inner journey as social activist, Dominican brother, and preeminent religious and philosophical poet.

The Veritable Years

Author : William Everson
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Also known as Brother Antoninus after his entry into the Dominican Order in 1951 (which he later left), Everson (1912-1994) was a poet who wrote passionately and prolifically about his philosophical and spiritual struggle to come to terms with himself, God, and nature. This volume comprises the second of three volumes of collected poems. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Excesses of God

Author : William Everson
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An event of rare literary distinction, this book records the conjunction between two distinguished American poets, illuminating not only their work and their connection but also the deep strain of pantheistic mysticism in the American tradition. In 1934, William Everson came across a volume of Jeffers's poetry. In Everson's word, the power of Jeffers 'broke my own acquired agnosticism and compelled me to think of myself as a manifestly religious man. It is a power I still attest to in writing this study, a power which I continue to think of as an undiluted religious force'. It was after reading Jeffers that Everson's vocation as a poet emerged, and though they never met or corresponded, Everson has remained loyal and dedicated to Jeffers throughout his life. Everson, who published extensively under his religious name Brother Antoninus during his nearly twenty years as a Dominican lay brother, has become one of the most knowledgeable scholars and critics of Jeffers, as well as his one avowed poetic disciple. This book is written as a series of over-lapping and ever-widening meditations on Jeffers's sense of God, nature, the self, and language.

William Everson on Writing the Waterbirds and Other Presentations

Author : William Everson
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"In an earlier book, Earth Poetry (Berkeley: Oyez, 1980), I brought together selected essays and interviews of William Everson in an attempt to give greater currency to what I think amounts to an important corrective to the still prevailing Modernist aesthetic. On Writing the Waterbirds and Other Presentations, collecting the poet's forwords and afterwords written between 1935 and 1981 to his own work and the work of others, is a companion volume. Part I is comprised to twenty-two pieces which first appeared in Everson's own books; twenty of these items attempted to set in context works of poetry, "Prodigious Thrust" and "Archetype West" works of prose. Almost all of these esseys were included in limited editions or in trade editions now long out or print, while neither "In the Fictive Wish" nor "Prodigious Thrust" have appeared in print at all. Part II brings together Everson's prefaces to books by younger writers, as well as his introduction to the Novum Psalterium PII XII which, like his Granite and Cypress, is a major archievemetn in American handpress printing. In Part III are gathered together the poet's introductions and afterwords to his book on, and his editions of, the work of Robinson Jeffers." - editor's note.

Prodigious Thrust

Author : William Everson
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Written during his time in a monastery, Prodigious Thrust is a work by William Everson that incorporates both prose and poetry with a monastic point of view. According to Everson in his preface, "What was conceived as essentially a book of poetry supported by an autobiographical context, came, through the incorporation of so many digressions, to swell out of all proportion, until the poems survive only as a kind of archipelago awash in an ocean of prose."

Naked Heart

Author : William Everson
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Fifteen interviews with this beat generation poet, known mid-century as Brother Antoninus, he speaks of poetry, his life as a monk, his life as a San Francisco Beat poet, on Kenneth Rexroth, on regional poetry, mysticism, on Robinson Jeffers, twentieth century poetry, Americana, beat poetry, literary criticism, and small press publishing.

The Masculine Dead

Author : William Everson
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Dark God of Eros

Author : William Everson
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Offers for the first time a volume of selections from the entire body of Everson's work, including poetry, autobiography, interviews, letters, and criticism.

Earth Poetry

Author : William Everson
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The City Does Not Die

Author : William Everson
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The Detective in Film

Author : William K. Everson
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A pictorial treasury of the screen sleuth from 1903 to the present.

The Residual Years

Author : William Everson
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William Everson

Author : William Everson
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The Hazards of Holiness

Author : William Everson
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At the Edge

Author : William Everson
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Braille for a Storm of Loss

Author : William Ruddy
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The Films of Hal Roach

Author : William K. Everson
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Examines the cinematic career of Hal Roach, an American film and television producer, director, and actor who was active from the 1910s to the 1990s.