I'd visited the main site many times before but thought I should finally drop by the forums to see what was going on. Looking forward to chatting with like-minded fans of Bukowski and writing in general. Am a fan from my early 20s when the two City Lights short story collections changed my life. Then it was on to Notes Of A Dirty Old Man and the novels. I've never been a big fan of poetry, thought I've read a great deal of it, having a degree in Literature and Writing. I have many recordings of Bukowski readings (somewhere!?!) and have seen all the films and documentaries. I live in the Cincinnati, OH area. Feel free to say, "Hi". If you live around Cincy, would love to perhaps meet up as well.