Item Detail

Item Number 9370
Title City Does Not Die Inscribed to Bill (William) Stafford, The
Author Brother Antoninus - William Everson
Condition F/NONE
Publisher Oyez
Place Published Berkeley, CA
Date Published 1969
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Softcover; 1st Printing
Notes This poem was read by the author at the ceremonies on April 18, 1969 commemorating the San Francisco earthquake. SIGNED and inscribed by the author as Brother Antoninus on the inside front of the wrappers: To Bill Stafford, my first 'establishment' poem - and further noted by the author as having been 'written in ten days flat' - and his address back then is penciled in below his signature. Bill (William) Stafford and the author were very close friends, and Bill Stafford was another important Beat generation figure. The poem is bound in light blue stapled paper wrappers and aside from a hint of tanning along the spine it is in Fine condition - no handwriting other than the author's, no soiling or tears. Protected now by an added but removable clear mylar cover. William Everson (known for some years as Brother Antoninus, the Beat Friar) and William Stafford (beloved teacher and poet laureate of Oregon) were among the men in the arts who were conscientious objectors during World War II. They were among the group allowed to transfer to The Fine Arts Camp at Waldport, founded by this author. The men at that camp developed a dynamic program in the arts in their free time - after a 60-hour week of hard labor reforesting a devastated area on the coast. The interned draftees planted 1.5 million trees, and 5 men lost their lives. Important association copy.; 9-7/16" x 7-1/4"; 8 pages; Signed by Author
Keyword(s) William Everson,Brother Antoninus,Poetry,Signed by author,San Francisco Earthquake,Beats,Beat generation
Category(ies) 1st & Limited Editions - Signed,Misc. Collectible Fiction,General Fiction 1sts,Art Photography Poetry Music Drama,Ephemera Magazines Other Paper Items
Price $180.00