A selection of the 22 books published during David Bromige’s lifetime, IF WANTS TO BE THE SAME AS IS charts the course of one of the 21st century poetry masters from high modernism through L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E to his own distinct place. It includes the unpublished work American Testament, as well as My Poetry, his important work combining poetry and poetics, in its entirety, as well as critical essays by editors Bob Perelman and Ron Silliman, and Canadian writer George Bowering. The NYC release will feature readings from Bruce Andrews, Steve Benson, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, Brian Carpenter, Abigail Child, Nada Gordon, Michael Gottlieb, Erica Hunt, Jack Krick, A.L. Nielsen, Stan Mir, Bob Perelman, Nick Piombino, James Sherry,and Ron Silliman.
from “As Long as Purgatory Rimes with Virtue”
words please us most
keenly when strung
along a plot that
keeps us in suspense
and no state known
to us is more
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