David Bromige

David Bromige has had thirty books published, many by Black Sparrow, and most recently, by Avec Books (A Cast of Tens) and Sun
& Moon (The Harbormaster of Hong Kong). Ron Silliman says that "My Poetry (1980) changed the world of poetry, & stood
Langpo on its head. Few have been that generous." David Bromige has been an inspiration to poets in the US, UK and Canada for over
thirty years. He has won two NEA awards, two Canada Council awards, a Western States Book Award, a Stein, a Pushcart, was Poet
Laureate of UC (all campuses) in 1965, and dubbed a Living Treasure of Sonoma County in 1995. He's currently writing a novel called
Success "I published Ted Berrigan in 1866, a typo that says volumes," he writes. "In 1995, at Naropa, I gave Alice Notley a single rose,
not a romantic gesture, but because I'd been an asshole in argument the night before. And now along comes Edmund. 'Old age,' quipped
George Oppen, 'what a strange thing to happen to a boy.' I'll be the one with painful feet."
October 3, 1997

.David Bromige is the author of over thirty-five volumes of poetry, fiction, and song published since 1965. In 1988 his selected poems, Desire (Black Sparrow Press) won the Western States Book Award. Other books include Tiny Courts in a world without scales (Brick Books, 1991), The Harbormaster of Hong Kong (Sun & Moon, 1993) and A Cast of Tens (Avec, 1994). He is currently Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, where he has lived for 30 years. Bromige's most recent book is As in T As in Tether, issued last year by Chax Press. "A serious poet, after all these years of seeming fun!" -- Robert Grenier.
March 21, 2003