“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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“show biz” Charles Bukowski Poem

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Another Charles Bukowski poem from The Last Night of the Earth Poems. This one is called “show biz” and there’s an animated video at the bottom of the page to go with this one, so check it out. show biz, by Charles Bukowski I can’t have it and you can’t…

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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 either to write it or even…

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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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“Independence Day,” by Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski wasn’t a big fan of holidays. That didn’t keep him from writing great poems and stories about them. In fact, the general disinterest he felt for holidays, which sometimes drifted into disgust, make his “holiday” writings more interesting than what most writers come up with surrounding these so-called…

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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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