Obit I wrote for Buk (1 Viewer)

When Bukowski died, I wrote an obit for him in Street News. I love the Sam Cherry photo John Martin let me use - to me, this is the image of Bukowski I carry around with me. Martin also gave me a quote for the obit, about how Buk felt like he'd achieved all he wanted to achieve - that he died happy. Myself, I think Buk had a rage to continue living - why else sit in his backyard covered with olive oil, trying to stave off death.


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Thanks Mark. What is the poem you quote from "and then/as I look up/and into the kitchen/I see a bright light..." I remember loving those lines
when I first read it but don't remember the title.
It's the poem, "Quiet" from page 307 of You Get so Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense. When I first read it, I felt like Buk was really getting into new territory.

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