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Review: Charles Bukowski, On Love

Charles Bukowski (ed. Abel Debritto), On Love, 2016, Canongate, 216pp, pb, ISBN 978 1 78211 730 8

The third volume in the series of new publications of Charles Bukowski’s writings collects poems on the subject (loosely) of love. 923 more words

Book Review

Bukowski says:

“for me
obedience to another
is the decay

of self”

September 22, 2016

I got to work this morning and there was a guy in the men’s restroom with a handlebar mustache, in his boxers and socks, wearing a mustard-yellow shirt, and blow-drying his receding hairline. 328 more words


Looking Deeply


I wrote this while on retreat at Angelique’s farmhouse in the country. Wish you could have been with us to discuss Cao Ngoc Phuong’s autobiography and enjoy the cool, late summer breezes. 193 more words

No Time For Poetry But Exactly What Is

Charles Bukowski

as the poems go into the thousands you
realize that you’ve created very
it comes down to the rain, the sunlight,
the traffic, the nights and the days of the… 57 more words


what can we do? :: charles bukowski

what can we do?
at their best, there is gentleness in Humanity.
some understanding and, at times, acts of
but all in all it is a mass, a glob that doesn’t… 145 more words