Looking for a Poem and Volume (1 Viewer)

I'm searching for a later Bukowski poem that I seem to have lost. In it he talks about receiving letters from his fans who imagine him as one of the world's working stiffs. Instead, he writes that he is living in a big house and he keeps a young poet who writes his stuff penned up and fed on "raw meat and whisky". Late in the poem he says that people say he is writing better than ever. It's a wonderful poem full of his humor.

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks
 

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
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i think it's 'the secret of my endurance'. he reads it on the 'hostage' cd
 

mjp

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See the "Poem database" link to the left.

The Secret of My Endurance
Dangling in the Tournefortia - pg. 270 - 1981
 
The Volume, Too

Thanks to you, too, for citing the volume. I mangled the quote, but the gist seems to have come through. Off to Amazon.
 

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