I love Hank.
Charles Bukowksi‘s first generally recognized publication date is in the 1960s, yet citations from the early 60s exist in Sanford Dorbin’s early bibliography, and The Roominghouse Madrigals prints poems from the late 40s.
The fact is that Bukowski has published extensively in various small literary publications for over thirty years. These publications exist in small numbers and are difficult if not impossible to find. Fortunately, John Martin of Black Sparrow Press has managed to cull together these poems and stories over several collections, until catching up with his contemporary writings in the 80s. (read more)
The following poems are from my own the private collection, copied from Pearl-Number 14 Fall/Winter 1991 and have yet to be found elsewhere.
The above text is the article text from The Los Angeles Poetry Examiner. That’s me. The rules of the road at the publication are to speak in 3rd person, which…
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