Watch: Animated Bukowski Poem “Beer”

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BEER by Charles Bukowski from NERDO on Vimeo. It is a mix of typography and cartoon Bukowski acting out the dialogue. Related: Animated Bukowski Interview The animation is set to a reading of Bukowski’s poem “Beer.” “Beer” is a reflection on drinking and relationships, two of the poet’s favorite topics.…

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Skateboarding Animation Video Set to the Charles Bukowski poem “Style”

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“Style” is one of Charles Bukowski’s most famous poems, and here it serves as the backdrop for an animated video paying tribute to various styles of skateboarding. The audio is of Bukowski reading his own work, and the video was made by filmmaker Joe Pease. It comes from the TransWorld…

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51 Popular Charles Bukowski Quotes (VIDEO)

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The website Magical Quote has created a new Bukowski quotes video, called “51 Popular Charles Bukowski’s Quotes.” This is a quote video that is actually worth watching, for both the content and the execution. The words come mostly from his novels, short story collections, and poetry. YouTube is full of quote videos,…

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Two Charles Bukowski “Bluebird” Poem Animation Videos

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The first Bukowski “Bluebird” video features animation void of the text itself. Instead the poem is acted out by the central character, with piano background music. It’s a highly stylized short film, looking very much like a watercolor painting. Bluebird from Hannah Song on Vimeo. This “Bluebird” animated video is…

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Watch “Artbound: Bukowski Reads Bukowski” Documentary (1973)

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KCET, an independent film channel in San Francisco, presents an episode from their vaults featuring the one and only novelist and poet Charles Bukowski. Some of this footage was used for the feature-length documentary Born Into This. You can watch Born Into This free here. Director Taylor Hackford (An Officer…

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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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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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