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Otto jr

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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 "Uncollected" means either the poem is unpublished, or that it appeared in a literary magazine at some point.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.
 

Purple Stickpin

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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?
 

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I don't know what the rules are. I was just giving the tl;dr definition.
 

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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. ;)
 

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If you were ever in doubt, Bukowski killed it when he did long division.

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On the back of a manuscript entitled "EMERGENCY."

Missing decimal point? You would say that, you elitist snob. This is the math of the streets! You wouldn't understand.
 

d gray

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yeah showing the manuscript - very cool.

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

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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)

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d gray

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yeah! didn't realise he wrote that so late. writing that strong at that age is inspiring.
 
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