Watch: A Visit to Charles Bukowski’s Grave

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Charles Bukowski is buried at Green Hills Memorial Park, at 27501 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Bukowski died on March 9, 1994 from leukemia. His funeral was officiated by Buddhist monks and his headstone reads, “Don’t try.” Related: Bukowski and the Japanese Garden The fan video below will be the…

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Tom Russell’s Bukowski “Crucifix in a Death Hand,” Warren Zevon “Carmelita” Mashup

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Folk and country singer-songwriter Tom Russell was friends with Charles Bukowski. He released an album in 2005 called Hotwalker that was largely inspired by his correspondence with the writer. This song features Bukowski’s poem “Crucifix in a Deathhand,” set to a coda of Warren Zevon’s famous song “Carmelita.” Some of…

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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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COTXETXE Charles Bukowski, Helios Mashup

Charles Bukowski, Helios Mashup.

Quality literary mashups are a rare commodity, even in a post Grey Album world where mashups of all kinds continue to be hot. So when you randomly stumble upon one worthy of a listen, it’s always a nice surprise. Stumbling upon a good Charles Bukowski mashup is even better. You…

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“Luck” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The following Charles Bukowski poem “Luck” appears in the book Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader. It’s sort of a best-of compilation, edited by Black Sparrow Press editor John Martin. Beneath the text of the poem you’ll find a video of Bukowski reading “Luck” which is taken from…

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Charles Bukowski Poem “The Crunch” Video

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“The Crunch” is one of Charles Bukowski’s most notable poems, and this video, featuring entirely stock footage, is one of the best Charles Bukowski videos we’ve come across here at Bukowski Quotes. Text of the poem appears below. “The Crunch” Charles Bukowski too much too little   too fat too…

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Charles Bukowski Poetry Reading Album Receives Vinyl Re-Release

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Good news for Charles Bukowski poetry fans, especially for those who are also lovers of vinyl. The 1980 Bukowski poetry reading album Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry, is receiving a vinyl re-release by Real Gone Music. The record will be released on July 31st, 2012, and is currently available for…

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MF Bukowski: Charles Bukowski, MF DOOM Mashup

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Oh, mashup culture, how we love thee. But only when you mashup two things we like, which in this case is exactly what has happened. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing MF Bukowski. MF Bukowski: Charles Bukowski Meets MF DOOM Who is MF Bukowski, you say? Well, a YouTuber by the username…

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