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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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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Charles Bukowski Poem “the wine of forever”

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the wine of forever, by Charles Bukowski re-reading some of Fante’s The Wine of Youth in bed this mid-afternoon my big cat BEAKER asleep beside me. the writing of some men is like a vast bridge that carries you over the many things that claw and tear. Fante’s pure and…

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Charles Bukowski Poem “Captain Goodwine”

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Captain Goodwine, by Charles Bukowski one goes from being a poet to being an entertainer. I read my stuff in Florida once and the professor there told me, “you realize you’re an entertainer now, don’t you?”   I began to feel bad about that remark because when the crowd comes…

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“my father” Charles Bukowski Poem

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In honor of father’s day, here’s a Charles Bukowski poem entitled “my father.” It appears in the poetry and short story collection Septuagenarian Stew. Bukowski’s father was abusive and as you can tell from this poem he didn’t admire the man in the least. my father, by Charles Bukowski was…

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“Mind and Heart” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The Charles Bukowski poetry collection Come On In! was published posthumously in 2006. The poem “Mind and Heart” is emblematic of the earnest and often times moving poems found in this book. Mind and Heart, by Charles Bukowski unaccountably we are alone forever alone and it was meant to be…

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“the meek have inherited” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The poem “the meek have inherited” comes from the Charles Bukowski poetry book Love is a Dog From Hell. Love is a Dog From Hell was published in 1977 by Black Sparrow Press. the meek have inherited, by Charles Bukowski if I suffer at this typewriter think how I’d feel…

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“memory” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The poem “memory” is published in the Charles Bukowski poetry collection What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire. “memory” by Charles Bukowski I’ve memorized all the fish in the sea I’ve memorized each opportunity strangled and I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with…

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“what they want” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The Charles Bukowski poem “what they want” is published in the poetry collection Love is a Dog From Hell. It’s a look at the nature of the public’s interest when it comes to artists. what they want, by Charles Bukowski Vallejo writing about loneliness while starving to death; Van Gogh’s…

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