[Item #6254] The Gathering. David Bromige.
The Gathering
The Gathering

The Gathering

Buffalo, NY: Sumbooks, 1965. First Edition. Staplebound. “The lost chance salon, still/those rooms haunt/wherein his will/will make her beautiful/down to the love/dyed sheets, those roses/on the wallpaper, all’s/done, through undone utterly/what’s past is/still to come/to the tenacious/mind, & echoes in/the senses, a senseless/torment of/one self, compelling/pleasure.” (“Also a Choice Piece”, pg 6) David Mansfield Bromige (1933–2009) was a Canadian-American poet who associated with the likes of Robert Duncan (1919–1988), and Robert Creeley (1926–2005). Among the prestigious company he kept, Bromige’s work was twice honored by the Poetry Foundation and twice honored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Robert Hass wrote beautifully of Bromige’s 1988 book Desire: Selected Poems and he is generally considered a critical darling. The Gathering Bromige’s debut work of poetry and short fiction, is offered here today. Sweeping, intimate, emotional mosaics that blend an erudite-academic sensibility with a raw, visceral pathos, Bromige’s writing soars in this collection and really showcases why such titanic poets found themselves drawn to him and his work. From the collection of Robin Eichele (b. 1941), noted Mimeograph Revolutionary & co-founder (with the late, great John Sinclair) of the Detroit Artists’ Workshop. Chapbook in stapled wrappers: First edition though not explicated as such at copyright page, presumably first and only printing though not explicated as such. Book is in very fine condition with minor smudging to front and back covers, minor wear to fine edges, and moderate sun-toning to pages. Otherwise a substantially mint and rare volume! Very Fine. [Item #6254]

Price: $40.00

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