Uncollected versus Collected

I’ll sometimes come upon a collection of poems in a book with a title like: “Irwin Snodgrass: The Uncollected Poems”. Well, the book is a friggin’ COLLECTION of poems, so how the hell can it be called “uncollected”? The title BELIES (gotta love this word) the contents of the book. WTF?

One more thing. The earliest Bukowski books are not books. Things like COLD DOGS IN THE COURTYARD and CONFESSIONS OF A MAN... are pamphlets. Not books.

End of rant.
 
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