If you had to choose a favorite would it be Bukowski poems, short stories, or novels? Please explain why you would choose one over the others. Or all equally.
There is one excellent short story that I am forgetting the name of where the character wakes to find gold spots covering his body and is quite disturbed by this. He goes on a killing spree in the end only to realize that his spots have vanished.
[...] Wasn't it Buk himself who said "mainly I'm a poet". I'm not sure though...
South of No North is his best collection of short stories.