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Nothing against Frost, but when it comes to real poetry nobody beats Bukowski.

Here is one of my favorite poems of all times:
History of a Tough Motherf*cker - http://www.che.utexas.edu/~schleize/Bukowski/history.cb

And here are a few of his poems:
http://www.che.utexas.edu/~schleize/Bukowski/


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I liked "poetry"

it
takes
a lot of

desperation

dissatisfaction

and
disillusion

to
write

a
few
good
poems.

it's not
for
everybody

either to

write
it

or even to

read
it.



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Hi waxurt,

when it comes to real poetry nobody beats
Bukowski.


Clearly a case of chacun a son gout - my idea of a great poet is Lord Byron ;-). I appreciated the second link though, that's great. Back in the late '60s Bukowski had a column in a little alternative newspaper in Los Angeles called Open City and I subscribed just to get his stuff. I've since read just about all of his published work and my favorite was his book, Post Office...Dave.
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I have added him to my very backed up reading list.

Thanks.
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I have added him to my very backed up reading list.

While I admire him first as a poet, he also writes great prose. My favorite is "Factotum", but I haven't read all his stuff. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find Bukowski in your normal book store.
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