He is mentioned as a close friend in 'Ham on Rye' and Bukowski called him a great writer that he would dedicate his first novel to.
If Becker is not a person then does he represent another alter ego of Bukowski? The optimistic side or the naive one?
Didn't want to start a new Thread on this as it's just a quick question, but were some poems in 'Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame' edited? Was just reading the poem 'Love' and it's missing the line "Kiss my cock, my balls".