Antler | The Sun Magazine


Antler is the former poet laureate of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and author of Exclamation Points Ad Infinitum! (Centennial Press). His poems have been included in the anthologies Poets against the War (Nation Books) and Poetic Voices without Borders (Gival Press). He lives in Milwaukee.

— From December 2006

First Breath Last Breath

When a baby boy is born / and the midwife / holds him up / as he takes / his first breath, / Place him over / the Mother’s face / so when the baby exhales / his first breath on Earth / the Mother breathes it.

December 2006

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Twenty-Five Years Of The Sun

This month marks The Sun’s twenty-fifth anniversary. As the deadline for the January issue approached — and passed — we were still debating how to commemorate the occasion in print. We didn’t want to waste space on self-congratulation, but we also didn’t think we should let the moment pass unnoticed. At the eleventh hour, we came up with an idea: we would invite longtime contributors and current and former staff members to send us their thoughts, recollections, and anecdotes about The Sun. Maybe we would get enough to fill a few pages. What we got was enough to fill the entire magazine.

January 1999
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