I'm Doug Goodwin and I wrote Half Memory of a Distant Life, a little book of poems that Bukowski wrote a foreword for in 1987 (I think). I saw this mentioned somewhere on this forum, so I thought I'd say hello.
I'm still alive, by the way.
So interesting to find this thread.Douglas Goodwin's books show up from time to time on ebay. As with many things small press, they are not easy to find. I guess that there are probably only 200 copies of "Half Memory" that were printed.
theeffects sold a copy on ebay a while back. Also, Jeffrey at waterrow books may have some. Also, you can e-mail Jeff Maser. He will almost certainly have a few copies.
That is very interesting about the changes to "sometimes you go a bit crazy." Thanks for the information.