that was classic...
I don't know. My favorite music is lousy with biblical imagery and references to "the almighty," and "His Imperial Majesty," and I don't buy into any of that crap, but I can appreciate the passion and devotion. I can't say I've ever come across any openly Christian art of any kind that makes me feel the same way.The issue is just too divisive to allow authentic, creative expression that can cross boundaries, I guess.
I'd say, if you like Bukowski, you'd probably like Paul Celan.
What say you?
I spun that secret thread
where the dew you mused on
slid down to pitchers
tended by a word that reached no one's heart.
the hammers swung free in the belfry of your silence,
With all respect, the point is that many of us are convinced that you could care less about this forum or Bukwoski and are only using it to promote the work of your husband the same way others have some on here to try to sell Vioxx, Viagra or Rolexes. Had you said in the beginning that your husband writes and that his name is XXXX, XXX then it would not seem like you were trying to just turn us on to an author that you dig, instead of actually just trying to promote his work. It felt like a con, really.
I have nothing against you or your husband. I just know how this will end. Once you realize that the Bukowski.net forum will not get your husband's work out there, you'll be gone and we'll look back to see that you never once posted anything that was not solely to promore his work.
WOW! When did I say I thought all poetry was crap? Was I too busy making water? I'd rather die of thirst than die sounding like I'm answering a question like a Ms. America wannabe to Kathy Lee Gifford.Ooh, you're so controversial and wild!
I think this is Josh Rockie-Poo. I'm getting that Jan Brady feeling again. . .I know it's an old post but maybe if Tiff comes back she can learn some proper grammar. Writing, for instance, can be eloquent, but not "eloquently" (adj. vs. adv.--you know, like "Alien vs. Predator."If you like Bukowski ..
you'll LOVE My Husband....His poetry speaks with power and intelligence. I am a huge fan of Bukowski and Fante and My Husband's writing is eloquently amongst the realms of such great writers ...his words ebb and flow thick and sweet as syrup. I have read both My Husband's books . . .
[ruthless edit by mjp]oh, I just like to make these sweeping generalistions every now and then. I would exchange every poem ever written for a regular supply of running water. it's all about marginal utility, as the economists say, and because we take so much for granted we think that poetry has some worth beyond the paper and ink used up to make it.
pulp the lot of it & recycle it into something useful, especially those signed first editions !
[further edit, by popular demand, by Father Luke]