... am I wrong or is the order of poems different?
It is much more powerful to read his best work to yourself. But that's just my opinion.
i don't agree in ANY way!90% of the time Bukowski reads a poem it sucks, and it sucks even worse at the the live readings.
It's just a personal thing for me. Hearing people read poetry bores me, and if they sound bored, then I really start to think, "Hey, neither of us wants to hear this. What the hell?"i don't agree in ANY way!
I DO LOVE him reading his poetry and did from the start!
the poems wouldn't be nearly the same for me without the live readings.
... sometimes I talk along with them like singing along with a music CD.
After having heard Buk's readings, you have the sound of his voice in your head every time you read some of his poems...
perhaps a recommendation or two might change my mind.