Opera Meets Skid Row featuring Bukowski poetry Awright. I wrote to Valerian and asked him about the rights he purchased. For those wishing to do similar (I have a gun, now. be advised) ...(granted it's a potato gun, but I'm pretty accurate) according to Valerian the rights to perform the poems cost a meager 75 american dollars for each poem. I put the meager in the sentence, not Krinski. This permission he obtained from the publisher. That's according to Valerian. There have been not just one thread about this question, i.e. how do I go about getting the rights to ass rape bukowski and use his works for blah, blah blah... I won't suggest a F.A.Q. 'cause then I'd feel obligated in some way, but there it is, steraight from the grand Old Aw-per-ah's mouth. What gets me is how much the old man (Bukowski) loved classical music. Let your imaginations go from there. And that's about all I got in this department.