Poetry Now, vol. VI, no. 5 (issue 35), 1982 (1 Viewer)

Arguments? What arguments?

Clearly Bukowski rewrote everything after it was published. He did it in his spare time, when he wasn't writing new poems or novels or screenplays. He would sit down at his desk with a stack of magazines that had published his work and go through them, methodically removing references to drinking, and replacing his original lines and stanzas with dull, pedestrian, bad writing.

Then Bukowski would draw an asterisk on the new manuscript and mail it to John Martin, with instructions to publish the revised work after he was dead.

He did it all the time. I thought everyone knew that.
"I know nothing!"

Photo of Bukowski from Poetry Now by William Childress. One taken in the early 70s.


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The two links in the first post are dead now.
We would all appreciate the working ones or the pictures attached. I know I would.
Pretty please. :)
Thank you, mjp. :)
Don't think that your hard work isn't appreciated because we don't say so all the time.

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