No, don't believe so. I have about 80 letters waiting to go up to the site, but none from Richmond.I've got 2 letters written to Steve Richmond
that are, what?, maybe,
I don't know,
a little more, 'in-depth'. ;)
Did I ever scan them for you mjp
So you could have them here?
Great little letter, Carter! - "I'm a godless monk" :D
Here is mine...
there's a sizable contingent that would point to the fact that you can add line breaks to a letter he wrote to create a poem in order to demonstrate his lack of talent. i disagree...
there's a sizable contingent that would point to the fact that you can add line breaks to a letter he wrote to create a poem in order to demonstrate his lack of talent. i disagree, although it begs the question: if everything he wrote is a poem, does "poetry" have any meaning or significance over any other form of writing? in other words, is bukowski's contribution to poetry that he opened it up so anything can be a poem (just like how conceptual art galleries display half-eaten hamburgers as art under glass)?
You cannot just break up his prose into short lines and make poetry. I think a lot of people make that mistake because they run a few poem lines together and say, "Well this is just a sentence!"
Yeah man, anyone can write a Bukowski poem.
i will have to look it up, when back home, but in one of my german books he states in an essay: "What I've done for literature is, to show that you can write a poem just like a letter and it doesn't need anything holy about it." (NOT verbatim)
I'd be interested in reading that interview. If you can post the title of that book it would be cool. Only problem is I can only curse in German....