Thanks, much appreciated. There's a poem at very start of recording that is cut off, where B. is reading about Neil Cassidy. That one doesn't seem to be listed at the Database. Do either of you know it?
It's uncollected, so a search of the published books doesn't tell us anything. I assume it was published in a magazine somewhere, but it's possible that it wasn't, and it's just unknown outside of that small bit at the beginning of the tape.
i've got audio of him reading "for jane" and then "quiet clean girls in gingham dresses." anyone any idea, if he read those poems consecutively, what reading they are from? it's one of the few, if only, instances where the reading took me back to the text.
Yeah, it's not on any recording listed there. If it sounds like it's from a reading could it be from a documentary film? The timing probably isn't right for it to be from Taylor Hackford's film (and if it was it should have shown up on Poems and Insults or Bukowski Reads His Poetry), but there's other stuff out there...
Hello Forum: I am the person who had the tape Bukowski at Bellevue in reel to reel form and sold it to John Martin at Black Sparrow. I was involved in Bukowski's readings at Western Washington State College and Bellevue Community College in 1970 when I was an undergraduate editor of Jeopardy Magazine in Bellingham. If you have any questions about the time I spent with Bukowski or the history of this b and w video, please ask me. I will tell you that the reel to reel video laid in the bottom of my underwear drawer for more than a decade until I contacted John Martin in the 1980's. Rob
At least you had the forethought to keep it. I've always been surprised it existed at all. I figured a college would re-use any tape it had (most TV stations did), or store it for a few years and then toss it in a dumpster when the format became obsolete.