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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Happy 93rd Birthday, Charles Bukowski

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Today would have been Charles Bukowski’s 93rd birthday. He was born on this day, August 16th, in 1920. Bukowski died in 1994, at the age of 73, leaving behind a massive body of work, including numerous short stories, columns, poetry and novels, not to mention a screenplay. There have been…

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Comedian Doug Stanhope Imagines Charles Bukowski in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

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Charles Bukowski is almost as well known for his legendary drinking as for his great body of writing. He was a lifelong drinker – alcoholic if we’re being blunt about it – and indeed enjoyed promoting the consumption of alcohol. Comedian Doug Stanhope, a Bukowski fan as well as an…

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King Eddy Saloon, Charles Bukowski Connection Questioned

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A while back, in our article “Two Notable Bukowski Bars in the News,” we told you about The King Eddy Saloon, an LA Skid Row bar where Charles Bukowski supposedly drank. The King Eddy Saloon has just changed ownership, and its longtime manager claims Bukowski used to be a regular…

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Charles Bukowski Ham on Rye Part of Washington Book Cover Project

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You see, it’s things like this that make one want to move to the Pacific Northwest. Washington’s King County Library System have created 260 book cover posters and placed them around the state for their “Take Time to Read” project. The posters are in Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Crossroads, Duvall,…

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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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Two Notable Bukowski Bars in the News

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Two of Charles Bukowski’s favorite bars are in the news, as one goes up for sale and another changes hands. 17th Street Spot Bukowski Bar for Sale When Bukowski lived in Philadelphia during the forties, the 17th Spot was his regular bar. It was the basis for the bar the…

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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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