Well, yes and no. The "as Buddha smiles" version in The Continual Condition is a little different from the collection published by Bottle of Smoke Press. "I shot the cat" wasn't in the BoSP version, but someone took the editorial liberty of adding it in the H-C version.
I guess the editing is irrelevant, though, since it wasn't conceived as a single poem anyway.
I always thought hoagie was strictly a local thing here in certain parts of the NE where as most of the country and world refer to them as subs. but a cheese steak? a philly cheese steak in LA in 1974? :confused:
Nice to see an EXACT transcription of the MSS poem for a change. Have we determined whether "as Buddha smiles" in The Continual Condition is an actual poem written by Bukowski or a collection of fragments put together by Martin?
Here are the rest of the poems from Everyman Summer '74. My copy also has a a sheet of uncut Trojan wrappers. I have to imagine this was included as a "supplement." Way to roll Guyahoga Community College.
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