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  1. Rekrab

    The Bukowski Richmond Letters

    Great letter. Someday, there ought to be a book of the Bukowski-Richmond letters. It's good to read even one of them.
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    Guerilla Poetics Project

    I still have a few GPP broadsides that I need to hide somewhere. Maybe a trip to the library is in order.
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    Sheri Martinelli Art

    A couple paintings by Sheri Martinelli (co-author of Beerspit Night and Cursing) for sale on eBay. I have no financial interest in these -- just thought folks here might like seeing them...
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    Red

    Where I really saw disdain for Bukowski was at college. Most of the English professors as well as students had a very low opinion of his work. They dismissed him as a crude drunk who wrote bad poems about beer and whores. However, whenever he did a reading on campus, the room was always packed...
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    Who is stealing all the Bukowski and Kerouac novels?

    Strangely, copies of the Bible are often stolen from bookstores.
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    Red

    Interesting story, Atomic Bomb. I experienced both situations in those days. Bookstore employees who considered Bukowski trash, and shops that stocked him in depth. But I'm not jumping into that fray. Rather, I want to weigh in on your comment "I may be misremembering this, but it seemed to [me]...
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    WRITE magazine

    It's amazing good luck that Darger's landlord just happened to be an artist with an eye for genius. Any other landlord would have hauled his junk to the dumpster after he went into a nursing home. As it is, Darger's writings, paintings, source materials, and personal effects were saved...
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    WRITE magazine

    That's how I read it: 7 or 8 copies per issue. One or two examples may have survived, or not. Having the editor's names is a huge help in searching for it, but still, finding copies would be incredibly lucky. Isaac Henry Burnjohn is listed here with two stories published in 1944 & 1945, one of...
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    WRITE magazine

    Any news on this front? The scary thing is that a copy of the issue of Write magazine with Bukowski's contribution could be in a library archive somewhere, and get trashed. Libraries are dumping printed material at an alarming rate. Something as ephemeral as an obscure magazine for amateur...
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    Personal Bukowski Collection

    Yeah, he explained it before I started typing.
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    Personal Bukowski Collection

    Roni, you're right. Her shop doesn't discount new books, so there is no doubt a lot of "showrooming" going on, with customers seeing books they want in the store, taking a photo of the cover with their phone, and then buying it cheaper on-line. The stream of new titles from big publishers...
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    Personal Bukowski Collection

    My wife works in a bookstore and tells me that very seldom does anyone come in and ask for Bukowski any more. Apparently, he's not as popular as he was a few years ago.
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    Harry Calhoun has passed away.

    I read somewhere on Facebook that he had stroke-like symptoms earlier this year but then recovered. He was far too young to go this way.
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    Death of Poet Al Masarik

    What a great intro.
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    Death of Poet Al Masarik

    Thanks for the info, Bill. I don't think I had any dealings with him, but I may have. I read a lot of his stuff long ago and it was good. I was kind of surprised by how little I found Googling him. Thanks for the drawing, Digney in Burnaby.
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    Death of Poet Al Masarik

    I saw on facebook yesterday that poet Al Masarik had died recently. He was a big name in the mimeo mags back in the 1960s but seems to be fairly obscure these days. Anyone have any information about this? The cause, circumstances, etc.? Bill Roberts maybe? Bukowski surely was familiar with his work.
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    are there any non-bukowski black sparrow books you like?

    I like Mohammed Mrabet, but haven't seen his BSP editions. Paul Bowles is one I've read in BSP. I enjoyed Diane Wakoski's early books from Black Sparrow. Haven't read her later stuff. It has been said (long ago) that she was one of three poets in America who could make a living strictly from...
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    How much did he really drink?

    It's been years since I even saw beer in a can. I suppose they still sell it. Oregon is craft beer country and there are hundreds of local brands. The ones I've tried are so much better than Coors or whatever, there's no going back to those big, watery national brands.
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    my dad was close friend and dermatologist to charles bukowski

    Yeah, I wondered if the timing was wrong. If Matt was in his 70s, then his dad could have treated Buk in the late 1930s. But that's a stretch.
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    Blowing My Hero PDF?

    There's a wide range of incomes here, from the well-heeled to the destitute. But you don't have to have a lot of money to buy rare books, if you're persistent and think outside the box.
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    my dad was close friend and dermatologist to charles bukowski

    Bukowski may have visited a dermatologist as a teenager, when he was suffering from acne vulgaris. Could this be the same doctor?
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    THROB Issue 1 and Issue 2 - 1971

    ... or, he's in BUG HEAVEN frolicking with BUG GIRLS. :)
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    THROB Issue 1 and Issue 2 - 1971

    It's pretty rare and seldom comes on the market, as a physical book. No doubt somebody somewhere has scanned it into a pdf.
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    THROB Issue 1 and Issue 2 - 1971

    Yes, the Nettlebeck thread is entertaining as hell. Strange to think that thread may be his legacy.
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    Blowing My Hero PDF?

    That was lucky, miyavi. Several times I've bought rare books on eBay or Amazon that were badly described with poor photos or no photos, operating on a hunch that they might be better than I had a right to expect, and they were. I guess my point is that if you're willing to take a risk, it can...
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