Bukowski Reads His Poem “Love”

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Charles Bukowski reading his poem “Love.” This seems a fitting enough post for Valentine’s Day. Bukowski didn’t like holidays, chances are especially wasn’t a fan of this one, so this downtrodden little rumination on love seems like the only fitting thing to post today. Or maybe nothing at all would…

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Linda King Reads Poetry About Charles Bukowski (Videos)

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Linda King and Charles Bukowski were together in an on-again-off-again relationship for around five years. The relationship started when King, a talented sculptress, asked Bukowski if she could do a bust of his head. Bukowski wrote about her extensively, in both poetry and prose. She was the model for the…

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Charles Bukowski Meets Portishead in New Mashup Video

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There are quite a few Charles Bukowski mash up videos out there. We’ve featured a couple on this site in the past (Bukowski, MF Doom & Bukowski, COTXETXE). The latest comes from YouTuber lovcatt, offering up a Portishead, Bukowski mash up, featuring the song “Glory Box” which is stripped of lyrics…

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Bukowski Poem Bluebird Turned Into Minecraft Animated Video

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The Charles Bukowski poem “Bluebird” is one of his most famous, most anthologized works. There are countless “Bluebird” videos; two of the best being Harry Dean Stanton reading it in Born Into This, set to images of Bukowski, and this animated short, utilizing the same Stanton audio. The newest edition…

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Charles Bukowski Portrait Painting Using Sauce Bottles (VIDEO)

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Charles Bukowski Painting Charles Bukowski paintings are pretty common, but not too many of them are created using drippings from sauce bottles. This interesting technique is captured in a time lapse video, uploaded to YouTube by user James Trotter. The audio includes Charles Bukowski talking about his work. Bukowski was…

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“All The Way” Short Film Based on the Charles Bukowski Poem “roll the dice” (VIDEO)

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The video above, titled “All The Way” and directed by Willem Martinot, uses the Charles Bukowski poem “roll the dice” along with original footage to create a moving short video. The video stars actor Imre Tigchelaar. Both men are from the Netherlands. The poem “roll the dice” appears in the…

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Mickey Rourke on Charles Bukowski: “He Was Okay for a Drunk”

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Watch the video below, skipping forward to the 50 second mark to see Mickey Rourke talk about Barfly, Bukowski and director Barbet Schroeder. Mickey Rourke was the only actor to portray Charles Bukowski’s Henry Chinaski character in a film that Bukowski himself wrote, 1987’s Barfly. Rourke wasn’t the first choice.…

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Charles Bukowski Poem Featured in Dewar’s Commercial

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The Charles Bukowski poem “so you want to be a writer?” is featured in a new commercial for Dewar’s scotch whisky. Doubtless, many Bukowski fans will find the use of his work in an ad objectionable, as many did when his poem “The Laughing Heart” was used in a Levi’s…

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Charles Bukowski on Scandinavian Television, and Finally the Picture of Hemingway Drunk Before Noon Appears

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During his lifetime, Charles Bukowski was more famous abroad than he was in his home country of America. As a result, many of the interviews he gave were to the foreign press. This was true even late in his life, as witnessed by this appearance on Scandinavian television. He mostly…

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Volcano Choir Sample Charles Bukowski on the Song “Alaskans”

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Indie rock outfit Volcano Choir – made up of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and current or former members of the bands Collections of Colonies of Bees, Death Blues and All Tiny Creatures – have released their second album, called Repave. The album is doing well with critics, and fans seem…

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