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Posts Tagged ‘Charles Bukowski’
Bukowski’s Lost & Found Drawings February 28, 2013: Stephen J. Gertz over at Booktryst tells us that no less than nineteen drawings by Charles Bukowski surfaced last week at the 46 California International Antiquarian Book Fair. According to Gertz, sixteen of them initially appeared as part of his column in the Los Angeles Free Press (aka "The Freep"), "Notes of a Dirty Old Man." The others [...]
Weekends with Tracy K. Smith January 28, 2013: It's Monday. We at Harriet are reassembling our collective consciousness and getting on with the work week. In this New York Times article that walks through a typical weekend with Tracy K. Smith and her family, we've been reminded how utterly sweet that two-day stretch can be in. Ever wonder what a Pulitzer Prize winning poet has for a [...]
Three Ways of Looking at a Bukowski Poem December 10, 2012: See this post at Open Culture that features three different interpretations of the Bukowksi poem "Nirvana." One, a short film from Lights Down Low productions, the other Tom Waits reading the poem, and the third a reading by Tom O'Bedlam. Go on and check it out!
Read Bukowski’s Open Letter to Everyone He Ever Corresponded With September 12, 2012: First he tells us about the worst hangover, ever. Now, check out this post at Letters of Note featuring some "choice" words from Mr. Bukowski. The post begins: When, in September of 1965, it was suggested to Charles Bukowski that a collection of his letters would be an attractive proposition for publishers and the reading public, [...]
Charles Bukowski’s Worst Hangover September 7, 2012: God bless the folks at Open Culture for finding this gem. In this video, an older Charles Bukowski reminisces about a particularly bad hangover. "Over here was the hotel, where the guy dropped out of the hotel while I was sitting, you know..." Believe us, it gets better. http://youtu.be/IFnDvMNHeos
Bukowski & Sondheim Musical Set for November July 17, 2012: The Guardian informs us that a musical collaging the writing of the late Charles Bukowski with the music of Stephen Sondheim (!!), conceived by the California Repertory Company of Long Beach, CA, is set to be produced in November. The strange details: Joanne Gordon, artistic director of the California Repertory Company, came up with the [...]
Tom Waits! Bukowski! Oh My! March 19, 2012: Open Culture comes through with yet another gem. Here's a video of Tom Waits reading Charles Bukowski's poem "The Laughing Heart." And, as a bonus, here's Bukowski reading his own "The Secret of My Endurance." Enjoy!
Adrien Brody, Charles Bukowski and Biggie Smalls walk into Lincoln Center… May 5, 2011: On April 27th, the Academy of American Poets hosted their annual gala "celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture." On hand for the occasion was actor Adrien Brody who performed readings from two poets on opposing sides of East Coast-West Coast rivalry: Charles Bukowski and Biggie Smalls.