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sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way: New Poems (2002)

by Charles Bukowski

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As a poem collection, meh. But that title, man! Stroke of Taoist genius. ( )
  ZoneSeek | Mar 3, 2017 |
A great taste of the poetry of Bukowski - the alcoholic bum who finally made a success of himself. ( )
  br77rino | Feb 27, 2010 |
Way out there stuff. If you like raging alcoholics with a swearing problem, this poetry is for you! ( )
  Djupstrom | Apr 21, 2008 |
charles bukowski is the shit. for those of you that enjoy the beat poets, he's considered part of the beat generation altough he didn't come along until years later. this book, as well as many of his others, is what's awesome about poetry. definately some refreshing poetry...a step away from typical poetic musings! ( )
  nickelcopper | Jul 8, 2006 |
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from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane"

young young young, only wanting the Word,
going mad in the streets and in the bars,
brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women
screaming in
your cheap room,
you a familiar guest at the drunk tank, North
Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights

sifting through the madness for the Word, the
line
the way,
hoping for a check from somewhere,
dreaming of a letter from a great editor:
"Chinaski, you don't know how long we've been waiting for you!"

no chance at all.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:30 -0400)

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