the 300 pound whore

which poem starts with "when the 300 pound whore came to town I was ready"? A friend read it to me years ago, but I can't figure out which one it is, and only recently discovered it is a bukowski poem.
 

hank solo

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"when the 300 pound whore came to town I was ready"
Is that particular line from one of the Bukowski tapes clips?


edit: No, ignore me. Listen to Johannes. P. 186 in the blue cover edition of Notes.

the night the 300 pound whore came in I was ready. nobody else was ready but I was ready. she was god awful fat all around and not very clean either.
 
There's another version of the 300-lb-whore-story in factotum. She mouth rapes poor Chinaski "took it like a malted through a straw" while Hank was screaming, "NO! NO!"
 

PhillyDave

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I just introduced a co-worker to this story. He had a liquid lunch and is laughing his ass off.
 

Johannes

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This story has one of the most epic beginnings of all Bukowski stories, if not of all literature imo. Any story that begins with the sentence "the night the 300-pound whore came in, I was ready" gotta be epic. Then the whole first paragraph knocks it out of the park.
 
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