Like my friend Dalton, who was a bouncer in a roadhouse once said "I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice."
I saw Barfly yesterday on the net and it wasn't good at all. Horrible overacting, typical Hollywood crap. Hoped it would improve with time (the first ten minutes are just pathetic) but that did not happen. Anyway, Bukowski hasn't anything to do with that.
Going to read what is on the net and pick up a couple of books by him. The only weird thing so far: poetry.
Why do men write poetry?
Actually Bukowski wrote the screenplay, so yes, he had something to do with it. You seem to like Factotum, but hate Barfly, will surely hate all of his poetry, letter, short stories.
Maybe it is best to move on and assume that you only like Factotum, but don't like Bukowski at all.
Still, that does not explain why you are here. There is a perfectly good forum, I'm sure, devoted to James Ellroy, who has some really good movies based on novels AND he hates poetry(especially Bukowski's poetry), just like you. Still, I hear that he sucks Bruce Wagner off, so I'm not exactly sure why he hates poetry, as YOU would assume that he would just love it...
What kind of Faüna do they have in Belgium?