Manuscripts

Martin couldn't remodel a chunk of play-doh into a turd if his life depended on it. He can sure do it with poems though..

Edit: Thank you mjp for the hard work and manuscript uploads.
 
Quick question here. I'm slowly reading thru the Manuscripts,..GREAT JOB! Thanks!..!
My questions is: What does 'Collected' vs. 'Un-collected' mean?

I can imagine this IS explained,..somewhere. i'm lazy. please show understanding,...
if not partisan-ship!
Thank you, gallagher

p.s.: While I still CAN...(edit 😊), What is a 'broadside'? Thank you. ✌
 
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mjp

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"Collected" means the poem appears in a book. In most cases, as far as this database is concerned, that means a Black Sparrow or Ecco book. "Uncollected" means either the poem is unpublished, or that it appeared in a literary magazine at some point.

A broadside is a poem printed on a single piece of paper.
 
Actually, wouldn't the 1983 Groff/Blackrose edition of Aftermath... be considered a broadside? Or is there another term for what appears to be a folded broadside with the poem appearing on two pages?
 

mjp

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?

You mean showing the manuscript in the page? I like that too.

If you're talking about something else, I like it as well. ;)
 

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
Founding member
yeah showing the manuscript - very cool.

that's weird, i had a flashback a couple of days ago of doing long division.
 

mjp

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https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=251&Title=a-day-so-flat-you-could-roll-marbles-on-it
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=989&Title=dead
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=987&Title=dead-dog (two versions)
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=5782&Title=dead-dog (two versions - original tile: "the difficulty of living at all is so much so bad that it breaks the sides out of buildings and crawls nowhere snails")
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=994&Title=dear-mr-chinaski (yet another in an endless stream of examples of Martin not bothering to understand the poem before raping it)
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=999&Title=death-and-transfiguration (I have two of these, but they are identical printouts, so I only put up one of them)
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=3051&Title=the-death-of-an-era
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=1018&Title=defining-the-magic
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=1021&Title=depression-kid
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=4601&Title=the-difficulty (renamed "snap snap" in Dangling in the Tournefortia and On Love) Interesting that Abel cites a manuscript dated on the same day as this one, but both of the published versions are slightly different than this one. So this was probably an earlier version. It's just odd that Bukowski would date both versions and not just get rid of this one...since they were done on the same day.
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=1027&Title=ding-dong (two versions)
https://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?w=1033&Title=dinosauria-we (two versions, only a minor correction to the first)

despicable.jpg
 

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
Founding member
yeah! didn't realise he wrote that so late. writing that strong at that age is inspiring.
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
At the end of Jack (one of the funniest poems for me) he wrote/typed "beanstock."
Shouldn't that really be "beanstalk?" Am I missing something?
Feeling that he liked the sound or the look of the word on the page and wanted to add to the irony of the poem. Maybe! :)
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Of Dostoyevsky, he says:
lifted me high through the blackness and put me down in a better place.
That’s a nice line...
 
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