"This particular collection includes my very favorite of Bukowski's poems, the beautiful, complex "The Bluebird," (which I am physically unable to read without tearing up) along with so many other wonderful arrangements of words I couldn't name them all. I've always loved Hank Chinaski and his gritty, rough words with beautiful shining moments buried in them." - Emily
Poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.
About the Author
Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.