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David Bromige

David Bromige Vancouver Launch Event, People's Co-op Bookstore, October 12, 2018

David Bromige Memorial Reading, Kelly Writers House, September 25, 2018

With Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Steve Dolph, Ryan Eckes, George Economou, Eli Goldblatt, Tom Mandel, Chris McCreary, Jason Mitchell, Bob Perelman, Frank Sherlock, and Orchid Tierney.

Complete Recording (01:15:51): MP3

A Tribute to David Bromige, produced by Katherine Hastings, KRCB-FM, Rohnert Park, CA, August 26, 2009

  1. Introduction by Katherine Hastings (10:08): MP3
  2. from The Harbormaster of Hong Kong (3:29): MP3
  3. "Sonnet" from Tight Corners & What's Around Them (0:46): MP3
  4. Jack Foley reading "Often to a Cafe" (1:31): MP3
  5. from My Poetry (5:12): MP3
  6. Vulnerable Bundles #92 (4:48): MP3
  7. Our Tongues (2:31): MP3
  8. Katherine Hastings reading from Bill Vartnaw's reflections (4:40): MP3
  9. David Bromige and Richard Denner reading from Spade (10:28): MP3
  10. Canto 54 (4:48): MP3
  11. Cecelia Bromige reading "Able to Describe the Verses" (2:24): MP3
  12. Cecelia Bromige reading "Revolving Door" (1:30): MP3
  13. Margaret Bromige reading "Abstract" (1:02): MP3
  14. Cecelia Bromige reading "Still There" (1:08): MP3
  15. Margaret Bromige singing "My Funny Valentine" (1:13): MP3
  16. Conclusion (2:33): MP3

Complete Recording (58:17): MP3

Reading and Discussion for Heatstrings with Michael Davidson at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, April 23-24, 1998

Complete Reading (43:08): MP3

  1. Introduction by A.L. Nielsen (3:20): MP3

  2. from Desire:
  3. The Romance of the Automobile (1:52): MP3
  4. The Art of Capitalsim (0:48): MP3

  5. from Tiny Courts in a World Without Scales:
  6. Community Leaders (1:49): MP3
  7. Manana from Heaven (1:48): MP3
  8. But One Dimension (1:18): MP3

  9. from T as in Tether:
  10. One (1:03): MP3
  11. Two (0:18): MP3
  12. Three (0:38): MP3
  13. Four (0:39): MP3
  14. Five (0:52): MP3

  15. from "Initializing," "Establishing," and "Authenticizing":
  16. Opening Comments (2:15): MP3
  17. Initializing 2: To A Drawing Board (0:54): MP3
  18. Initializing 7.5 Time Out (1:28): MP3
  19. Establishing 3: A Location (2:00): MP3
  20. Establishing 6: Not Myself Tonight (1:03): MP3
  21. Establishing 11: A Spill (1:41): MP3
  22. Establishing 12: E is for Elephant (1:11): MP3
  23. Comments on Ganesha (1:01): MP3
  24. Establishing 13: While You Were Out (1:26): MP3
  25. Authenticizing 5: They Gain Control of My Time (1:55): MP3
  26. Authenticizing 13 (1:58): MP3

  27. from Not Saying Enough for the Death Penalty (2:10): MP3
  28. Apology as Explanation (1:41): MP3
  29. The Dream of Rod Stewart (1:53): MP3
  30. I Never Write Couplets (3:37): MP3

Complete Discussion (1:21:73): MP3

MLA Poetry Reading, with Leslie Scalapino and Lyn Hejinian, 1998

complete recording (1:06:36): MP3

PhillyTalks episode #1 with Laura Moriarty - October 31, 1997

  1. T as in Tether (3:14) MP3
  2. The Signifier Known as George Bowering (1:08) MP3
  3. Untitled (1:05) MP3
  4. Vulnerable Bundles Number Ninety Two (4:35) MP3
  5. Voracious Orifice I Cannot Express (5:34) MP3
  6. Excerpts from Initializing (4:56) MP3
  7. Excerpts from Establishing (4:33) MP3
  8. Excerpts from Authenticizing (1:45) MP3
  9. Another Refusal to Mourn (3:30) MP3
  10. Prose Intermission (5:11) MP3
  • Complete Discussion (1:12:35) MP3
  • Complete Recording (1:56:47) MP3

The text of this program is available as PDF here.

5 Love Poems of Admonition, radio show on KRCB (North Bay, CA), July 1, 1996

  • complete recording (52:34): MP3

Reading with Friends at Sun and Moon Offices, Los Angeles, CA, October 22, 1994

Reading on October 10, 1993 at the Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver

Part 1 (27:04): MP3
  1. The harbormaster of Hong Kong, part 1 (2:48) MP3
  2. The harbormaster of Hong Kong, part 2 (1:42): MP3
  3. The harbormaster of Hong Kong, Sunday Times excerpts (2:57): MP3
  4. Choice (2:07): MP3
  5. Couplets (1:28): MP3
  6. A succession (1:08): MP3
  7. I lays down the law (1:52): MP3
  8. Lies (1:18): MP3
  9. You (4:54): MP3
  10. Preamble (1:55): MP3
  11. For Bob Perelman (0:41): MP3
  12. For Michael Davidson (1:10): MP3
  13. Under (0:44): MP3
  14. Unfootnote (0:40): MP3
  15. Unparenthetic (0:50): MP3
Part 2 (23:06): MP3
  1. Logic (0:49): MP3
  2. Mesha of dialects (1:15): MP3
  3. Outside (1:00): MP3
  4. Set of twelve (5:03): MP3
  5. The edible world (1:46): MP3
  6. With each step down the air grows cooler (3:18): MP3
  7. Aporia will be define (9:48): MP3

Seminar at SUNY Buffalo, January 30, 1992

  1. typicality and particularity (6:20): MP3
  2. consciousness and habit (3:12): MP3
  3. two kinds of invisibility and what breaks through the boundary (3:16): MP3
  4. making strange (8:41): MP3
  5. understandability, a literature of what is outstanding, and waking up habits (5:57): MP3
  6. certainty and ambiguity in literature (2:10): MP3
  7. disruptions, surprises, and mistakes in texts (8:27): MP3
  8. anomalous words in lists from Karen Gordon's The Transitive Vampire (6:20): MP3
  9. surprise and confusion in Alice Munro's "Wild Swans" (11:26): MP3
  10. prose style in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (7:18): MP3
  11. discussing Cydney Chadwick's "Enemy Clothing" (9:58): MP3
  12. discussing Cyra McFadden's "The Serial" (5:01): MP3
  13. maps and dialect representation (6:54): MP3
  14. voyeurism and fantasy in prose (1:19): MP3
  15. Thomas Hardy's writing (2:49): MP3
  16. discussing the "T" section in Red Hats (15:47): MP3
  17. digression in literature (15:32): MP3
  18. discussing "Hieratics (7:19): MP3
Complete recording (2:08:06): MP3

Reading at SUNY Buffalo, January 29, 1992

  1. Epigraph from Desire (translation from Nietzsche's The Joyful Wisdom) (1:29): MP3
  2. The Art of Capitalism (1:07): MP3
  3. The states supplanted gold (0:41): MP3
  4. Community leaders (0:19): MP3
  5. Kafka (0:28): MP3
  6. Giant redwoods (0:34): MP3
  7. Reality, of continuing interest (0:19): MP3
  8. She wore white lipstick (0:14): MP3
  9. Civ = blab (0:24): MP3
  10. Ex catheter (0:25): MP3
  11. Fiction of neutralized culture (0:21): MP3
  12. Seated at the organ (groan), for Robert Grenier (0:38): MP3
  13. These days the students demand to be tested (0:41): MP3
  14. Song: Brilliantly inventive, for opal nations (1:10): MP3
  15. Feeling for the blind, for Michael Palmer (0:57): MP3
  16. Vehicle (0:17): MP3
  17. Manana from heaven (0:19): MP3
  18. One (0:18): MP3
  19. Zither music (1:02): MP3
  20. Open wide (0:35): MP3
  21. The fate of presence in our time (0:25): MP3
  22. The poet strolls at evening by the river, for Tom Sharp (0:35): MP3
  23. Associations (0:25): MP3
  24. The referents' lair, for George Bowering (0:46): MP3
  25. Soyez raisonnable (0:48): MP3
  26. Don't drool when you say lot-split (0:46): MP3
  27. Scum to sun (0:32): MP3
  28. Tubal legislature (0:30): MP3
  29. Book ends (0:16): MP3
  30. Clearings in the throat, for Anselm Hollo (1:09): MP3
  31. The poet (0:46): MP3
  32. Clocks, for Cecelia Belle (0:26): MP3
  33. Ancient riff (0:47): MP3
  34. Art as revenge/revenue (0:59): MP3
  35. Might be right, for Samuel Brittan (2:12): MP3
  36. P.g., or, a Canadian narrative, for Barry McKinnon (1:00): MP3
  37. Meanwhile (1:20): MP3
  38. Orphic (0:34): MP3
  39. Trance ending (0:28): MP3
  40. Male order brides, for Michael Davidson (1:19): MP3
  41. Voice (0:18): MP3
  42. Prophetic soul mode (0:38): MP3
  43. Da capo (1:01): MP3
  44. Good god! you, here? (0:31): MP3
  45. Obligatory poem of the perspicacious child, for Robert Creeley (0:14): MP3
  46. On going on, for Cydney Chadwick (1:14): MP3
  47. Personal (1) (0:33): MP3
  48. Personal (too) (0:19): MP3
  49. So, a poetry of immediacy (0:23): MP3
  50. Confidence (0:31): MP3
  51. But one dimension (1:00): MP3
  52. Where we came in (0:48): MP3
Complete reading (39:51): MP3

Memorial Reading for Robert Duncan, San Jose State University, Incognito Lounge, November 1990

  • complete reading (17:31): MP3

Appearing on A.L. Nielsen's Incognito Lounge, UC Berkeley, May 23, 1989

  • complete recording (22:13): MP3

Interviewing Stephen Ratcliffe, San Francisco State University, April 30, 1987

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Discussion with Robert Grenier, May 7, 1986

complete discussion (1:35:33): MP3

  1. on the desire to “run amok” vs the desire to speak the truth in poetry (3:34): mp3
  2. on history and being political (6:36): mp3
  3. on how poets are like Hell’s Angels (5:49): mp3
  4. on readings of each other’s work (10:16): mp3
  5. on diversity of perspective in poetry (6:44): mp3
  6. on California (1:39): mp3
  7. on creating a relation between their works (2:17): mp3
  8. on teaching poetry (2:40): mp3
  9. on relationship between past work and present work, on Whitman (4:32): mp3
  10. on having an “un-European” vision of reality, on terms of understanding (6:13): mp3
  11. on having one’s life back up one’s work (4:46): mp3
  12. on the "basic difference" between them (7:27): mp3
  13. on Xeroxing work, on Grenier’s A Day at the Beach (5:18): mp3
  14. on revision (6:15): mp3
  15. on the nature of their occupation (8:26): mp3
  16. on spirits, on bearing witness (6:52): mp3
  17. on finding self in a composed poem, on cause and effect (6:32): mp3

Ear Inn, New York - October 5, 1985

  • Introduction (1:46): MP3
  • UC of You See (part 1) (12:44): MP3
  • UC of You See (part 2) (9:03): MP3
  • Geographist's History (19:08)MP3

St. Mark's Talks, October 4, 1985