David Bromige Threads (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1971)
David Bromige My Poetry (Berkeley: The Figures, 1980)
David Bromige Desire: Selected Poems 1963-1987 (Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1988)
David Bromige The Harbormaster of Hong Kong (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1993)
The part that's thrown away,
that can't be used.
That can't speak for itself,
Our classroom was in the theatre department, and it was
furnished with ungodly dilapidated sofas.... So each week
we'd sprawl on the sagging couches, reading poems reproduced
in purple ink on a ditto machine, and David would sit cross-
legged in the center of the room, sigh deeply, smile, and
praise even the most sickly poems, though he often seemed
to pass first through a period of deep physical pain before
he'd bless us with that smile and praise.