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ReUPDATED: October 12 at the People’s Co-op :: David Bromige if wants to be the same as is Vancouver launch


Hav­ing wend­ed its way through Sebastopol and San Fran­cis­co last month, and Philadel­phia, New York, and Warsh­ing­ton, DC this week, the David Bromige Always-already 2018 Posthu­mous World Tour bus returns to the west coast for its sec­ond leg, and final stop, Fri­day, Octo­ber 12 at the People’s Co-op Book­store in Van­cou­ver.

Bob Perel­man, part of the edi­to­ri­at (with Jack Krick and Ron Sil­li­man) that assem­bled if wants to be the same as is:  Essen­tial Poems of David Bromige, will be at the Van­cou­ver launch.  This will be the first Van­cou­ver vis­it in a looooong time (33 years?) for Perel­man, poet, teacher and crit­ic and known asso­ciate of the noto­ri­ous LCW gang.  He also has an extend­ed cameo in if wants to be the same as is as a Fig­ure addressed off stage.

George Bow­er­ing, who sup­plies an intro­duc­tion to his late (2009) poet­ry pal Bromige’s col­lec­tion, Fred Wah, who pub­lished Bromiges’ first book, Christo­pher Bromige, Peter Quar­ter­main, and Clint Burn­ham are among the con­firmed read­ers &c.

We can now reveal a few more read­ers: Mered­ith Quar­ter­main, Macken­zie Ground, Anakana Schofield, and up from Seat­tle, Paul DeBar­ros.

The launch, which is a free event, gets under­way at 7 PM.