Bukowski starved for his art, living in rooming houses, working low paying jobs while also bumming around and spending time off in order to write and have more freedom.
Charles Bukowski was a poet, but he wasn’t a huge fan of poetry. Or, at least, not most of it. He had as little patience for the poets themselves. So why would the man want to write poetry if he found it so distasteful? Here, in an excerpt from an…