Special Event - Tribute to Peter Everwine (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Join Bill Broder, Sandra Hoben--a poet who studied with Everwine and long-term resident of Mill Valley--along with two close poet friends of his, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar in a tribute to Peter Everwine. Featuring an edition of Peter Everwine’s last poems, Pulling the Invisible But Heavy Cart, just published by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press at Nacogdoches, Texas.


Bill Broder, Literary Executor for Peter Everwine, has published six novels, three works of historical fiction, and three memoirs. Broder has also acted as member, Executive Director and Artistic Director of a playwright’s workshop, California On Stage, and has completed a number of full-length plays that were stage-read throughout Northern California. Abalone! was produced in Carmel, California. Professionally, Broder has worked extensively as a free-lance writer, specializing in the writing, design, and production of educational materials for museums, schools, exhibitions, and publishing companies.


Peter Everwine (1930 - 2018)

Peter Everwine was brought up in western Pennsylvania. He attended Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and studied with Yvor Winters at Stanford on a Jones Fellowship (later called a Stegner Fellowship). In 1962 he began teaching at Fresno State and retired from CSU Fresno in 1992. He is the author of eight collections of poetry including Collecting the Animals (Atheneum) which won the Lamont Poetry Prize, Keeping the Night (Atheneum), and From the Meadow: New & Selected Poems (2004) from the Univ. of Pittsburgh Press. Everwine's recent collections of poetry are The Countries We Live In: Selected Poems of Natan Zach 1955-1979 (Tavern Books, 2011), and Listening Long and Late (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), and the limited- edition poetry chapbook A Small Clearing (Aureole Press, 2016).

Everwine also published translations of the Nauhuatl/Aztec, in a volume, In the House of Light, with Stone Wall Press (1970), The Static Element: Selected Poems of Natan Zach, the Israeli poet, with Atheneum, in 1983, and then more translations from the Aztecs in Working the Song Fields, with The Eastern Washington University Press, 2009.

At California State University Fresno, with Philip Levine, and later C.G. Hanzlicek, Everwine was responsible for the renowned creative writing program, often referred to as “the Fresno School.” Many nationally recognized poets today owe their careers and writing lives in large part to their time in Fresno working with Everwine, Levine, and Hanzlicek. The poets Larry Levis, David St. John, Roberta Spear, Gary Soto, Dixie Salazar, Ernesto Trejo, Kathy Fagan, Greg Pape, Jon Veinberg, and Luis Omar Salinas are but a few whose skills and poetic sensibilities were influenced and shaped at Fresno State.

Everwine’s career included a senior Lecturer Fulbright award for the University of Haifa, Israel, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His poems were published in many prominent literary journals have been widely anthologized.


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Pulling the Invisible but Heavy Cart: Last Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936205950
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Published: Stephen F. Austin University Press - May 30th, 2019

The editors of this volume share Peter Everwine’s opinion that the art speaks for itself and should be paramount.  Even the artist does not know the full meaning of the creation. There has to be a reader, a spectator, a viewer for the act to have full resonance. We leave that resonance to each of you who read the poems.