namesake

antler derives its name from william stafford’s poem “a message from the wanderer,” in which an antelope, beginning as a symbol of missed opportunity, later modulates into a symbol of hope, awakening, and community.

we are in no way affiliated with the brilliant poet antler who resides in milwaukee.



resources for faithful practitioners of creativity and creative practitioners of faith...

a made thing

For a long time, I simply felt helpless.

My youth pastor in high school was spiritually abusive to many of us, and he sexually abused...

the devil you know: rough drafts

Poor revision, unfairly maligned due to a quirk of human nature! We beasts prefer prowling on familiar territory, rooting up the same soil with...

interview: aaron belz

{an interview with poet and essayist aaron belz, who recently released his third collection of poetry, GLITTER BOMB}

when you picture someone reading your poetry,...