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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.cbAnd here are a few of his poems:http://www.che.utexas.edu/~schleize/Bukowski/
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.
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.
I have added him to my very backed up reading list.Thanks.
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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