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Passings :: David Bromige

From the Press Democrat:

David Bromige’s bold and experimental poetry won him multiple literary honors and the respect of readers around the world. But the retired Sonoma State University professor and former Sonoma County Poet Laureate, who died June 3 at home in Sebastopol at the age of 75, will be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his rapier wit and generous support of other writers.

“I am happy to say that in the last week of his life his family was reading to him my new memoir and he was laughing at my jokes. He never missed a joke,” said former SSU colleague and novelist Jerry Rosen.

Bromige, he praised, “knew as much about contemporary poetry as any person in the world” and managed to communicate his love for poetry to his students during 25 years at SSU.

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