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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“poetry” Charles Bukowski Poem

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A Charles Bukowski poem about poetry. The poem “poetry” is published in the book The Last Night of the Earth Poems. poetry, by Charles Bukowski it takes a lot of   desperation   dissatisfaction   and disillusionment   to write   a few good poems.   it’s not for everybody…

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“sick” Charles Bukowski

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This Charles Bukowski poem comes from the collection Dangling in the Tournefortia. As described on the book’s dedication page, “The tournefortia is a large tropical tree, ideally suited to the Southern California climate, that produces small delicate flowers and a kind of flesh fruit.” The poem “sick” deals with Bukowski’s…

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“the tragedy of the leaves” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The Charles Bukowski poem “the tragedy of the leaves” is the first poem appearing in the collection Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame. I’ve always been a fan of Bukowski’s early poetry, with books like The Roominghouse Madrigals, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck and Burning in Water… being among some of…

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“for the concerned:” Charles Bukowski Poem

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Just got a bunch of Charles Bukowski poetry books from a friend who is moving to the other side of the country. One of them is You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense. Here’s one poem from the book that is a particular favorite. for the…

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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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Gábor Csupó (The Simpsons, Rugrats, Bridge to Terabithia) Animated Short “Bukowski”

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We keep finding new Charles Bukowski videos and naturally want to share them with all of you, the loyal visitors to Bukowski Quotes. The latest discovery is the Gábor Csupó short “Bukowski.” The 2001 Csupó “Bukowski” short is based on the work of Charles Bukowski, and stars Bukowski alter-ego Henry…

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Best Factotum Movie Quotes

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The Charles Bukowski novel Factotum, centered around the trials and tribulations of working stiff and struggling writer Henry Chinaski, was adapted into a film of the same name in 2005. The movie version of Factotum features Matt Dillon in a strong performance as Henry Chinaski (who was previously played, also…

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