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Long Live Bukowski

Posted: January 20, 2008 in Poetry Endorsements

Charles Bukowski
“Pleasures of the Damned”

I was introduced to Charles Bukowski at a point in time when I was romantically hopeful and otherwise Romantically involved. Fresh out of high school and discovering my love for how beautiful words could express beautiful things (beauty, Romantically, includes every possible subject), I was studying the classics and being told that these ways were, and would remain, the utmost representation of wordsmithing. So proud I was to be intoxicated by something literary, I went to share whatever poem it was that had affected me so one night with my literary older brother.

“Oh yeah,” he remarked after reading it, “wanna hear some real poetry?”