Bay Native Circle

Bay Native Circle – June 17, 2009 at 2:00pm

Tribute to David Bromige, who lived from 1933 to 2009. Born in England, Bromige was raised in Canada. He attended UC Berkeley in the 1960s and became friends with Robert Duncan and other California poets. He took a teaching position at the English Department at Sonoma State University in 1970. He retired from teaching at Sonoma State in 1993 but returned later to teaching at San Francisco State. From 2002 to 2004 he was poet laureate of Sonoma County. Wikipedia has this: “Bromige published thirty books, each one so different from the others as to seem to be the work of a different author. Bromige is often associated with the language poets, but this connection is based mainly on his close friendships with some of those poets. It is difficult to fit Bromige into a slot. He departs from language poetry in the thematic unity of many of his poems, in the uses to which he puts found materials, with the romantic aspect of his lyricism, and with the sheer variety of his approaches to the poem.”

Part one.

 

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