I'm a poet from England. I've had a lot of stuff published here and there. I'm also a big fan of Bukowski. A lot of my poems use the same structure - the short lines and abrupt breaks. I was wondering if anyone knows if there's any essays about Buk's poetic structure available.
i reread some pages and so let me quote from ART,SURVIVAL AND SO FORTH
see page 101:
"generally the bull stands pure
and dies pure
untouched by symbols or cliques or false loves,...."
(from Burning in Water...)
And Jules Smith wrote:
"What Bukowski most importantly took from Hemingway was not subject matter, but structure."
And take a look on page 103:
"Bukowski's poem, probably written during his long lyrical month in New Orleans with the Webbs...has a similar structure, though with more linguistic complexity." Then another poem from Buk was mentioned.
By the way the book will be translated also in german language in the near future.