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Series 1.  Correspondence - Incoming

Scope and Content Note

Boxes 1-8. Correspondents are arranged alphabetically by last name and include: Douglas Blazek, Neeli Cherry, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, E. V. Griffith, Gerald Locklin, John Martin, Al Purdy, Steve Richmond and Jon and Lou Webb. Transcripts of the letters from Al Purdy appear in The Bukowski/Purdy Letters 1964-1974, edited by Seamus Cooney.
Box 1: 1

A

Abstract: [35 items, ca. 1965-1974]
Box 1: 2

Ba-Br

Abstract: [33 items (includes Robert Bly), ca. 1962-1974]
Box 1: 3

Br-Bu

Abstract: [24 items (includes James B. Bukowski, ca. 1965-1974]
Box 1: 4

Beiles, Sinclair

Abstract: [7 items, 1968-1970]
Box 1: 5

Belart, Gerard Simon

Abstract: [5 items, ca. 1970-1971]
Box 1: 6

Bennett, J., Jr

Abstract: [25 items, ca. 1965-1973]
Box 1: 7

Blaufuss, Bix and Denise

Abstract: [8 items, 1970-1973]
Box 1: 8 - 18

Blazek, Douglas

Abstract: [99 items and 10 fragments, ca. 1964-1974. See also related correspondence from Bukowski.]
Box 1: 19

Bloom, Gene

Abstract: [9 items, n.d.]
Box 1: 20

Bukowski, Frances

Abstract: [17 items, ca. 1963-1968]
Box 1: 21

Bull, Joanna

Abstract: [9 items, ca. 1973-1974]
Box 2: 1

C

Abstract: [63 items, ca. 1963-1975]
Box 2: 2

Cherry, Neeli

Abstract: [19 items, from 1970-1973. Many of these letters were written while Neeli was staying in a kibbutz in Israel and talk about terrorist activities and his own publishing endeavors with Hebrew translators. See also related correspondence from Bukowski.]
Box 2: 3

City Lights (Nancy Phillips and Joe Wolberg)

Abstract: [14 items, ca. 1972-1975. Many of the letters from Nancy Phillips deal with publishing concerns, especially German translations and publications of Bukowski's work. Letters from Joe Wolberg are more personal and talk about ways of raising money (poetry readings etc.) for the production of audio recordings of Bukowski reading his own work.]
Box 2: 4

Congdon, Kirby

Abstract: [12 items, 1964-1968]
Box 2: 5

Connellan, Leo

Abstract: [12 items, 1973-1974]
Box 2: 6

Corrington, John William

Abstract: [21 items, including 2 photographs, ca. 1963-1967]
Box 2: 7

Cuscaden, Robert R

Abstract: [15 items, 1964-1965]
Box 2: 8

D

Abstract: [34 items (includes Diane di Prima), ca. 1965-1974]
Box 2: 9

Dinter, Ingrid

Abstract: [9 items, 1972-1973]
Box 2: 10

Dorbin, Sanford

Abstract: [24 items, 1970-1974. Many of the letters are personal and friendly. Some talk about the process of putting together and publishing Bukowski's bibliography (why he is doing it etc.). Also mentions his own poetry and upcoming articles he is writing for Soundings and Californian Librarian.]
Box 2: 11

E

Abstract: [12 items, ca. 1964-1974]
Box 2: 12

Evanier, David

Abstract: [11 items, ca. 1973-1974]
Box 2: 13

F

Abstract: [18 items, ca. 1964-1974]
Box 2: 14

16 items, 5 Jan. 1970 - 18 Nov. 1972

Box 2: 14 - 17

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Abstract: [Mostly short post cards talking about publishing matters, reprinting early, out-of-print books of Bukowski's ( Notes of a Dirty Old Man) etc. Also talks about publishing a collection of Bukowski's new short stories and solicits other unpublished writing for City Lights' Journals and City Lights' Anthology (sections from the novel Factotum).]
Box 2: 15

16 items, 9 May 1973 - 2 Nov. 1973

Box 2: 16

9 items, 11 Jan. 1974 - [26 Oct. 1974]

Box 2: 17

3 items, n.d

Box 2: 18

Fett, Heinrich

Abstract: [7 items, 1965-1970]
Box 2: 19

Fife, Darlene

Abstract: [14 items, 1972-1973]
Box 2: 20

Fink, Robert

Abstract: [5 items, 1964-1965]
Box 2: 21

Fox, Hugh

Abstract: [6 items, ca. 1967-1968]
Box 3: 1

G

Abstract: [25 items, ca. 1965-1974]
Box 3: 2

Georgakas, Dan

Abstract: [6 items, ca. 1967]
Box 3: 3

Grapes, Marcus K

Abstract: [12 items, 1963-1973]
Box 3: 4

Griffith, E. V

Abstract: [18 items, 1958-1974. See also related correspondence from Bukowski.]
Box 3: 5

H

Abstract: [53 items, ca. 1955-1974]
Box 3: 6

Hackett, Philip

Abstract: [7 items, ca. 1974]
Box 3: 7

Hageman, Willie

Abstract: [24 items, ca. 1966-1972]
Box 3: 8

Haggarty, Teddy

Abstract: [10 items, 1973-1974]
Box 3: 9

Hanan, John

Abstract: [6 items, 1972-1973]
Box 3: 10

Head, Robert

Abstract: [14 items, 1968-1973]
Box 3: 11

Herman, Jan Jacob

Abstract: [11 items, 1969-1973]
Box 3: 12

Hornisher, Anna

Abstract: [10 items, ca. 1964-1973]
Box 3: 13

I

Abstract: [7 items, ca. 1963-1966]
Box 3: 14

J

Abstract: [6 items, ca. 1972-1974]
Box 3: 15

K

Abstract: [39 items, ca. 1962-1975]
Box 3: 16

KAJA

Abstract: [3 items, 1964-1967]
Box 3: 17

K'dutch, Darrel

Abstract: [17 items, ca. 1968-1970]
Box 3: 18

Kerrigan, Tom

Abstract: [7 items, ca. 1971-1974]
Box 3: 19

King, Linda

Abstract: [19 items, ca. 1971-1974]
Box 3: 20

Kryss, Tom

Abstract: [6 items, ca. 1966-1969]
Box 4: 1

L

Abstract: [48 items, ca. 1964-1974]
Box 4: 2

Locklin , Gerry

Abstract: [9 items, ca. 1970-1973]
Box 4: 3

Ma

Abstract: [32 items (includes Lee Mallory), ca. 1966-1974]
Box 4: 4

Me-My

Abstract: [27 items, ca. 1964-1975]
Box 4: 5

McNamara, Thomas

Abstract: [41 items, ca. 1965-1969]
Box 4: 6

Mahak, Orlani Cavalcanti

Abstract: [5 items, ca. 1969]
Box 4: 7

Malanga, Gerard

Abstract: [6 items, 1964-1974]
Box 4: 8

Martin, John

Abstract: [10 items, 1965-1973. Includes early letter (the first?) to Bukowski asking if he has copies to sell, sign and send of Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail and other early books of his poems. Letter also talks a little about Jon Webb and how he has sent him office supplies from the office supply company he runs. Other early letters lavishly praise Bukowski's writing. Later letters deal mostly with Black Sparrow Press publishing matters.]
Box 4: 9

Malone, Marvin

Abstract: [20 items, ca. 1965-1972]
Box 4: 10

Martinelli, Sheri

Abstract: [16 items (including exhibition list), ca. 1964-1967]
Box 4: 11 - 12

Menebroker, Ann [Baumann]

Abstract: [64 items, ca. 1964-1974. Many of the letters are warm and personal talking about the ups and downs of her writing and life with her husband and children. Some letters talk about books and authors she is reading and praise recent publications by Bukowski and others such as Joyce Odam (poetry editor for the Promethean Lamp).]
Box 4: 13

Micheline, Jack

Abstract: [25 items (including 2 ink drawings), ca. 1968-1974, n.d.]
Box 4: 14

Miller, Henry

Abstract: [1 item (ALS), 22 Aug 1965. The letter talks about how he wants to meet and talk with Bukowski, but that first he has to finish a one act play he has been putting off. Praises Bukowski's book ( Crucifix in a Deathhand, 1965). Also talks about the writer Celine and the harmful effects (on Bukowski's writing and life) of too much drinking.]
Box 5: 1

N

Abstract: [8 items, ca. 1970-1974]
Box 5: 2

National Endowment for the Arts

Abstract: [7 items, 1967-1973. Letters from 1967-1970 include an answer to his requesting the proper forms to apply for the N.E.A. Creative Writer Fellowship Grant, an acknowledgement letter upon receiving his application, his rejection notice, and a response to a letter by Bukowski written shortly after the rejection from the N.E.A. 2 letters from 1973 are notification letters awarding his N.E.A Creative Writer Fellowship Grant.]
Box 5: 3

Nash, Jay Robert

Abstract: [22 items, 1964-1966]
Box 5: 4

Norse, Harold

Abstract: [36 items, ca. 1964-1974]
Box 5: 5

O

Abstract: [15 items, ca. 1967-1974, n.d.]
Box 5: 6

P

Abstract: [28items, ca. 1964-1974]
Box 5: 7

Packard, William

Abstract: [20 items, ca. 1971-1974]
Box 5: 8

Penfold, Gerda

Abstract: [7 items, 1968-1973]
Box 5: 9

Peters, Robert

Abstract: [7 items, ca. 1968-1973]
Box 5: 10

Phillpot, Wayne

Abstract: [12 items, ca. 1963-1965]
Box 5: 11

Potts, Charles

Abstract: [22 items, ca. 1967-1974]
Box 5: 12

Purdy, Al

Abstract: [29 items ca. 1967-1974, n.d. Transcripts of all of the letters appear in The Bukowski/Purdy Letters 1964-1974, edited by Seamus Cooney (The Paget Press, 1983). Also includes an article about Purdy and Bukowski, and 5 typescript poems written by Al Purdy: "ARCTIC RIVER," "THE WINE-MAKER'S BEAT-ETUDE," "DARK LANDSCAPE," "PEDESTRIAN IN TRENTON" and "THE TURNING POINT."]
Box 5: 13

Qualgiano, Tony

Abstract: [6 items, 1968-1974]
Box 6: 1

R

Abstract: [35 items (includes Jerome Rothenberg), ca. 1965-1975]
Box 6: 2

Rapp, George

Abstract: [11 items, 1967-1969]
Box 6: 3

Richmond, Steve

Abstract: [56 items, ca. 1965-1974, n.d.]
Box 6: 4

Reeves, Trevor

Abstract: [12 items, 1973-1974]
Box 6: 5

Roman, Ulysses Grant

Abstract: [19 items, 7/17/64-3/29/69]
Box 6: 6

Rosenbaum, Jean

Abstract: [12 items, ca. 1964-1965]
Box 6: 7

Rosenbaum, Veryl

Abstract: [19 items, 6/1/64-8/65]
Box 6: 8

Ross, Alan

Abstract: [18 items, 1973-1974]
Box 6: 9

S

Abstract: [55 items, ca. 1964-1974]
Box 6: 10

Sedricks, Andre

Abstract: [10 items, 1970-1974]
Box 6: 11

Shannon, Patrick

Abstract: [6 items, 1964-1965]
Box 6: 12

Sherman, Jory

Abstract: [18 items, 1965-1974, n.d.]
Box 6: 13

Silver, James

Abstract: [14 items, ca. 1968-1970]
Box 6: 14

Stangos, Nikos

Abstract: [16 items, 1967-1969]
Box 6: 15

Starczenko, Oskana

Abstract: [27 items, 1973-1974]
Box 6: 16

Stone, Stephen

Abstract: [7 items, ca. 1973-1974]
Box 6: 17

T

Abstract: [16 items, ca. 1965-1969]
Box 6: 18

Taylor, William

Abstract: [11 items, 1963-1974]
Box 6: 19

U-V

Abstract: [3 items, n.d.]
Box 7: 1

W

Abstract: [32 items, ca. 1964-1974]
Box 7: 2

Waluconis, Carl

Abstract: [5 items, 1969-1970]
Box 7: 3

Wantling, Ruth

Abstract: [12 items, ca. 1965-1974]
Box 7: 4

Wantling, William

Abstract: [55 items, ca. 1965-1974]
Box 7: 5

Watson, Christopher.

Abstract: [9 items, 1ca. 1967-1968]
Box 7: 6

Weissner, Carl

Abstract: [63 items, ca. 1966-1974]
Box 7: 7

Webb, Jon and Lou

Abstract: [85 items, ca. 1963-1974]
Box 7: 8

Williams, Miller

Abstract: [7 items, ca. 1971-1974]
Box 7: 9

Williamson, James R

Abstract: [16 items, ca. 1972-1974]
Box 7: 10

Winans, Allan

Abstract: [32 items, ca. 1973-1974]
Box 7: 11

Winter, Nina

Abstract: [7 items, 1973-1974]
Box 8: 1

X-Z

Abstract: [10 items (includes Noel Young), ca. 1970-1974]
Box 8: 2

Young, Lafayette

Abstract: [14 items, ca. 1970]
Box 8: 3

Unknown Correspondents

Abstract: [56 items, ca. 1965-1975]
 

Series 2.  Correspondence - Outgoing

Scope and Content Note

Boxes 9-11. Recipients are arranged alphabetically by last name and includes notes, cards, and letters to Frances Bukowski, Marina Bukowski, Sam Cherry and Neeli Cherry, John William Corrington, Sanford Dorbin, E. V. Griffith, Thomas Kerrigan, John Martin, Ann Menebroker, Steve Richmond, Ulysses Grant Roman, Jory Sherman, Ruth and William Wantling, Jon and Louise Webb, and Carl Weissner. Transcripts of many of the letters appear in Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970, Volume 1 (1993) and Living on Luck: Selected Letters 1960s-1970s, Volume 2 (1995), edited by Seamus Cooney.
Box 9

Bassett, Randy

Abstract: [Apr. 1966. 1 letter (TLS). Offers the "kid" advice about women, a jail sentence, and other matters. He notes his separation from Frances.]
Box 9

Blazek, Douglas

Abstract: [Writer and publisher of the magazine Ole'. 6 items, 1966-1967. See also related correspondence to Bukowski.]
Box 9

1 card (TCS). Mentions signings of Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts. , 20 Jan. 1966

Box 9

1 card (TC). Gives several possible titles for a collection of poems., [20 July 1966]

Box 9

1 card (TCS). Describes seeing Confessions of a Man on a magazine rack beside Ginsberg in a photograph printed in Esquire., 18 Nov. 1966

Box 9

1 card (TCS). Mentions reviews he is doing for Ole'., Nov. 1966

Box 9

1 card (TCS). On the advantage of living in LA and how he is a loner., 6 Nov. 1967

Box 9

1 card (TCS). Has heard that a publisher wants to bring out Notes of a Dirty Old Man in book form and requests permission to use chapters from Confessions of a Man., 12 Nov. 1967

Box 9

Bukowski, Frances

Abstract: [Mother of Marina Bukowski, Charles Bukowski's daughter; Frances and Charles Bukowski had separated before these 2 letters were written. [July 1968]. 2 letters (TLS), including a long letter on all that is wrong with the poems she had sent to him. This long letter appears in Screams from the Balcony. [Missing shorter letter]]
Box 9

Bukowski, Frances, and Marina Bukowski

Abstract: [Daughter of Charles and Frances Bukowski. 16 Oct. 1968. 1 letter (TLS). The part to Frances describes his unsuccessful attempt to get back letters he wrote to two poets. He wishes to sell them to universities. The part to Marina is a warm, fatherly picture of domestic details. This letter appears in Screams from the Balcony.]
Box 9

Cherry [Cherkovski], Sam, and Neeli Cherry

Abstract: [Son of Sam Cherry; editor of Black Cat Review; later edited Laugh Literary with Bukowski; a literary friend living in Los Angeles. No date. 1 letter (TLS). First part is addressed to Sam Cherry and asks for "the prints" that John Martin will use in a book. Second part addressed to Neeli Cherry and criticizes Brother Antoninus' book on Robinson Jeffers.
Box 9

Cherry, Claire and Sam

Abstract: [Mother and father of Neeli Cherry. 22 Dec. 1970. 1 letter (TLS). Requests that photographs be sent to John Martin.]
Box 9

Cherry, Neeli

Abstract: [Editor of Black Cat Review, and later edited Laugh Literary and Anthology of LA Poets with Bukowski and Paul Vangelisti; this literary friend living in Los Angeles began at the age of 16 to correspond with Bukowski. 33 items, ca. 1962-1973, n.d. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony. See also related correspondence to Bukowski.]
Box 9

1 letter (TL). On what makes good style in poetry and who among the writers and artists had it., [1962]

Box 9

1 letter (TL). Explains what he means in a poem that Cherry has taken for Black Cat Review., [1962]

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Mentions Cold Dogs in the Courtyard., 29 Apr. 1963

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Describes visit to Cherry's house and offers advice on how to write., 20 Sept. 1963

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Response to a poem about war [Vietnam?] that Cherry wrote., 28 Oct. 1965

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). A note at the bottom of a letter by L. W. Currey concerning signed issues of Laugh Literary ordered for Currey's rare book store., 19 Mar. 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Characterizes the women's liberation movement and mentions the taxes he paid in 1969, 13 April 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Describes drinking with Harold Norse and others and notes the demand for his poems., 10 May 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Describes his life as a writer now that he has quit working at the post office., 4 June 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Goes into his finances. Describes reading poetry at The Bridge and his feelings about sex., [mid?] June 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Includes a list of magazines where Cherry should send poems. Mentions that subscribers to Laugh Literarycomplain about never receiving issues, and blames Cherry for not mailing them., 29 June 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Mentions the reading he did at The Bridge. Complains about the problems he and other writers have with money., 12 July 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Lists money received [for orders of Laugh Literary and mentions other matters having to do with the publication., [23 July 1970]

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Describes how much he has written on a daily basis lately and how it took him only 20 days to write Post Office, which a German publisher has offered to buy sight unseen., 1 Sept. 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Complains about who gets the Guggenheims and how he doesn't even know where to get the forms to fill out to be rejected., 20 Nov. 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Notes who has been and should be sent copies of Laugh Literary., 22 Mar. 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Urges Cherry to send out copies of Laugh Literary as they are requested., 12 July 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Talks about waiting on the idea of the anthology of L.A. poets., 15 Oct. 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Asks Cherry to look through his house for a watch that Bukowski has lost., 31 Oct. 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Addressed to Sam, Neeli Cherry's father, inviting him to take the photograph for the book of stories that City Lights is about to publish., 2 Nov. 1971

Box 9

1 brief note (TNS)., 8 July 1972

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Invites Cherry to participate with Bukowski and about four others in a poetry reading to be filmed by Channel 28 [PBS]., 18 Nov. 1972

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Instructs Cherry on signing the contract for payment to be split three ways [for reading poems filmed by Channel 28?]., Feb. 1973

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Concerns submissions and subscriptions [to Laugh Literary], No date

Box 9

1 letter (TL). Concerns submissions to [ Laugh Literary]., No date

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Defends a poem by Ben Pleasants and asking Cherry not to cut a story [from Laugh Literary?]., No date

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Brief note concerning Laugh Literary., No date

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Questions how large drawings can be for the cover [of unnamed item]., No date

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Requests Cherry ask his father if he wants to photograph Bukowski for another book to be published by John Martin., No date.

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Mentions his rate for poetry readings [during the time that Laugh Literary was coming out]., No date

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Invites Cherry and his parents to [a party at?] Bukowski's apartment., No date

Box 9

1 note (ANS). Concerns submissions., No date

Box 9

Corrington, John William

Abstract: [Poet, novelist and university professor with whom Bukowski had an early literary friendship by correspondence; Corrington wrote an introduction to It Catches My Heart in Its Hands.]
Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Mentions that Jon Webb is working hard on It Catches.... Has received thirty rejected poems, which he will send out again immediately., 24 June [1963]

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). On not wanting to marry or live with a woman again. Says he learned to write by himself in the alley., [22] July 1963

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Criticizes Corrington for not answering his request to return his letters. Attacks Corrington for being superior., 2 Nov. 1968

Box 9

Dorbin, Sanford. Librarian who helped generate interest in collecting Bukowski materials at UCSB; also a poet, editor, and the author of A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski.

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Describes episodes at poetry readings at three colleges. Also complains about an organized attempt by tenants around him to take over his parking place. This letter appears in Living on Luck., June 1970

Box 9

1 letter (TLS) [photocopy]. Thanks Dorbin for his bibliography and castigates him for holding Bukowski responsible for the cassette that never reached Dorbin (the Nola Express recording of Bukowski reading poems)., 21 Dec. 1970

Box 9

Editors

Abstract: [[unidentified]. 15 Nov. 1974. 1 letter (TL). Defends himself against a woman's letter to the editor, published 15 Nov. 1974, which attacks Bukowski's story, published 1 Nov. 1974, in the same unidentified periodical.]
Box 9

Goldberg, Jerry

Abstract: [14 Jan. 1974. 1 letter (TLS). Brief note indirectly asking for more money to write his columns, with response from Goldberg.]
Box 9

Griffith, E. V.

Abstract: [Editor and owner of Hearse Press in Eureka, California, which published Bukowski's first book of poems, Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail. 13 items, 1958- 1960. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony. See also related correspondence from Griffith to Bukowski.]
Box 9

1 letter (ALS) [photocopy]. Written on the bottom and back of a letter from Griffith. Concerns a possible title for the chapbook that Griffith is planning to publish., 6 June [1958]

Box 9

1 letter (ALS). Offers Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail as the best title for the chapbook of poems Griffith would print., 9 July [1958]

Box 9

1 card (ACS). Expresses thanks for the news of Hearse [ Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail?] in Nation and Poetry., 3 Oct. 1959

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Describes his dislike of poems in poetry magazines and the despair he feels in his own life., Dec. 1959

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Questions Griffith about the process of printing a book from clippings., 25 Apr. 1960

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Proposes promoting Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail in contributors notes and in other ways., 2 June 1960

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Informs Griffith of acceptance in Sparrow and that he will tell magazine editors who accept poems that Hearse will publish Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail. , June 1960

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Complains about how much time has passed since Griffith proposed to publish Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail. , 1 Aug. 1960

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Suggests some magazines to send review copies to. Also mentions that the publication of Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail will be half paid for by Bukowski., 6 Aug. 1960

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Complains about other chapbooks printed ahead of his., [12 Sept. 1960]

Box 9

1 card (TCS). Defends himself as a lively writer who might earn money for Griffith. Still resents the slowness in bringing out the chapbook., [13 Sept. 1960]

Box 9

1 letter (TLS)., 7 Oct. 1960

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Apologizes for blaming Griffith for his remarks in the previous letter and expresses unchecked gratitude for the book, now out., 14 Oct. 1960

Box 9

Kerrigan, Thomas S.

Abstract: [5 items, 1971-1972, n.d.]
Box 9

1 letter (TLS) [photocopy]. Invitation to a party at Bukowski's apartment., [8 Oct. 1971?]

Box 9

1 letter (TLS) [photocopy]. Thanks Kerrigan for a checklist and invites him to a New Year's party., 16 Dec. 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS) [photocopy]., 5 Jan. 1972

Box 9

1 letter (TLS) [photocopy]. From Phoenix, Arizona, where he says he will stay a month., 10 Jan. 1972

Box 9

1 note (TN) [photocopy]. Announcement of a party., No date

Box 9

Lowenfels, Walter.

Box 9

Mallory, Lee

Abstract: [Poet in Santa Barbara at the time of the correspondence. 5 items, all photocopies, 1971-1972.]
Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Calls Post Office "not an immortal novel" but says "it does have pace and will not bore.", 9 July 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Notes his depression and inability to write a coherent letter because of it., 30 Oct. 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Complains about the effects of the recession on payment for stories and poetry readings., 23 Dec. 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Written from Phoenix, Arizona, and comments on Jack Hirschman., 17 Jan. 1972

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Refers to offensive behavior while drunk., 17 Mar. 1972

Box 9

Martin, John

Abstract: [Owner of Black Sparrow Press and publisher of most of Bukowski's books since the late 1960s. 6 items, 1965-1973. See Bukowski/Martin Collection (Mss 166) for more extensive correspondence from Bukowski to Martin.]
Box 9

1 letter (TLS)., 27 Oct. 1965

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Complains about job, apologizes for being unsociable but invites Martin over, if he will bring beer along. Also will sell him signed copies of chapbooks., 30 Oct. 1965

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Working overtime, at night. Tells Martin that if he visits, will find he is "an isolationist but not a snob." Also mentions that he split with his wife and child a week earlier., 12 Dec. 1965

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Apologizes for not having met Martin yet, due to work hours and visits to racetrack. Also talks of hopes to write a novel, just needs an advance of 200 or 300 bucks., 17 Jan. 1966

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). Notes the corrections made in the proofs of Post Office. , 8 Jan. 1971

Box 9

1 letter (TLS). On how lucky he is now to be able to live by his writing and how much he owes to Martin for publishing his work., Apr. 1973

Box 9

Martinelli, Sheri

Abstract: [Ezra Pound's protégé. almost Feb. 1966. 1 letter (TLS). Very personal letter concerning his infant daughter, his women, his poetry, Allen Ginsberg, and his job, which is killing him. Abstract picture on left margin.]
Box 10

Menebroker, Ann [Bauman]

Abstract: [Poet connected with the literary magazine Promethean Lamp in Sacramento. 92 items, 1962-1967, n.d. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony.]
Box 10

1 letter (TLS). Asks her to visit him if she comes to Los Angeles and offers to drive her anywhere in town., 2 Apr. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). Mentions receiving praise for Dead Stay Alive Too Long in a letter from Menebroker, and how any amount of praise is dangerous to a writer., 10 May 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). Remarks that he is not interested in history or theory: "The best argument is a new poem.", 19 May 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). Advises Menebroker to stay away from poetry festivals and study her kids. Goes into other matters about writing. With ballpoint ink drawings., [21] May 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TL). Mentions recently receiving copies of his third collection of poems, Run with the Hunted., 11 June 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TL). Advocates not believing reviewers who praise. Says poetry does not have to be uplifting., [19?] June 1962]

Box 10

1 letter (TL). Calls art madness rather than glory. Letter written while drunk., 30 June 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TL). Claims he is not feeling any better and is about to crack., 17 July 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TL). Brief note saying he has a telephone but rarely answers it., 24 Aug. 1962

Box 10

1 card (TCS). Brief poetic note., 3 Sept. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). Lists all that is wrong in his life., [4?] Sept. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). Says he has recovered from depression. Postulates that the work the masses must do keeps them from sinking., 17 Sept. 1962

Box 10

1 card (TCS). Notes accompanying a bobby pin., Sept. [1962]

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). Brief note, mentions cummings., 3 Oct. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (ALS). Explains that women who can think like herself will suffer. Offers to send her Run with the Hunted to cheer her up., 8 Oct. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). A letter enclosed with an essay Menebroker has sent him., 22 Nov. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (ALS). Recommends Kafka over Henry James., Late Nov. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (TLS). On how he prefers simple pleasures like beer and music ("sounds") to philosophies., Mid Dec. 1962

Box 10

1 letter (ALS). Written in depression after being thrown in jail for drunkenness., 18 Dec. 1962

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1 letter (TLS). Announces that Jon Webb will bring out a collection of poems, It Catches My Heart in Its Hands, and that Bukowski took the title from Robinson Jeffers., 2 Jan. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions that It Catches will be coming out and that he started writing at 35. With ballpoint ink drawing., [late] Jan. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Brief note on various matters; mentions he hasn't written a poem in months. With ballpoint ink drawing of Buk, with bottle in hand, at typewriter., 25 Feb. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions It Catches again and that he will make nothing from its sales. Describes the lean existence of Jon and Lou Webb. With ballpoint ink drawing., [mid] Mar. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Brief letter with which he sends back $2 that Menebroker has mistakenly sent to him instead of to the Webbs for It Catches., 25 Mar. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Brief letter., 11 Apr. 1963

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1 letter (ALS). Explains that It Catches will not be out for 2 more months. With ballpoint ink drawing., 17 Apr. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Briefly mentions trouble with a woman., 22 Apr. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). On physical ills and how anybody should be able to get treatment for them. With ballpoint ink drawing., 1 May 1963

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1 letter (TLS). On his aging and what he prefers when women visit him. With ballpoint ink drawing., 3 June 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions signing the "purple pages" of It Catches., 15 June 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Says that 150 orders for It Catches have been received by the Webbs and that the book will not be out for a month yet., 24 June 1963

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1 letter (ALS). Asks about Menebroker's car accident. With ballpoint ink drawing., June 1963

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1 letter (TLS). A long two-page letter on how only one tenth of himself is a poet and nine tenths is a kind of despair. With several green ballpoint ink drawings and notations., June 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Two-page letter, explaining why he drinks. Most of the letter is the poem "Mother and Son: 6-30-63.", 1 July 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Briefly expresses his pleasures at hearing Menebroker's voice over the phone., 18 July 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Invites Menebroker to come in September and describes himself as "pretty old.", 22 July 1963

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1 letter (ALS). Says he will return to the horse races at Del Mar where he nearly went mad the year before., 29 July 1963

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1 letter (TLS). On being jailed for drunkenness and on how he has never understood society. With ink and color pencil drawing., 14 Aug. 1963

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1 letter (ALS). Says he would rather attend a lynching than a poetry group., 20 Aug. 1963

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1 card (ACS). Brief note saying he enjoyed the telephone call from her., 11 Sept. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Comforts Menebroker who was depressed when she called. Also describes difficulty of working at the post office with hemorrhaging hemorrhoids. With ballpoint ink drawing of Buk at piano, with bottle, and dog., 16 Sept. 1963

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1 card (ACS). Brief note, will write later., 23 Sept. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Brief letter, written as a poem., 25 Sept. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). On various disgusts, poor health, and poem "Marionette" that he has just finished., 8 Oct. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). On hemorrhaging and resting for 3 days to recover., 11 Oct. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Explains how an audience is not really there for him when he reads his poetry. With ballpoint ink drawing of flowering plant., 27 Oct. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). On the Webbs' setbacks in getting out It Catches. Expects first copy in 10 days. With ballpoint ink drawing on flowering plant., 11 Nov. 1963

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1 letter (ALS). Complains of lack of time and his difficulty in coping with everything., 20 Nov. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Expresses joy over the book the Webbs produced., 4 Dec. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Brief letter. With silver ink drawing., 9 Dec. 1963

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1 letter (ALS). Emphasizes that he doesn't answer the telephone at night when he is working. With ballpoint ink drawing., 21 Dec. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Recalls reading a book he liked by Knut Hamsun about a nuthouse and a patient called the Suicide. With ballpoint ink drawing of flowering plant, bottle, and glass., 2 Jan. 1964

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1 letter (ALS). Complains about a tenant who knocks on her ceiling when he types., 23 Jan.1964

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1 letter (ALS). Says he is depressed largely because he feels his life is being consumed by small things. With ink and green marker drawing., 18 Feb. 1964

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1 letter (ALS). Announces that Frances is pregnant and Cold Dogs in the Courtyard will be issued in April or May., [mid] Mar. 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Notifies Menebroker of his move to a new address [probably 5124 De Longpre Ave.]. Expects Cold Dogs to come out soon., 2 Apr. [1964]

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1 letter (TLS). Praises John William Corrington's The Anatomy of Love, which he has just received., 5 May 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Tells Menebroker that he is "not married but might as well be.", 7 May 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Says that he is always years behind., 11 May 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Announces the new book of poems that the Webbs will bring out [ Crucifix in a Deathhand]: "all new stuff, none of it submitted to magazines.", 22 June 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Says drinking braces him against the days better than poetry., [late] July 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Considers the pros and cons of rejection. Comments on Sartre's Saint Genet, which he has been reading., 25 Oct. 1964

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1 card (ACS). Brief note saying he is about to leave for New Orleans to help the Webbs with the book., 15 Feb. 1965

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1 card (TCS). Describes the production of Crucifix in a Deathhand. Comments on That Summer in Paris., 20 Apr. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Two-page letter, offering highest praise for the Webbs as people and bookmakers. Says that women more and more are inheriting the reality. With drawings., [27] May 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Says he doesn't send poems to The Lamp because the editors would reject them., [late] Oct. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Asks Menebroker to send his letters to Jean Rosenbaum or Veryl Rosenbaum who are planning a book of Bukowski's letters., 17 Nov. 1965

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1 card (TCS). Says he will go to a doctor tomorrow. Hardly remembers poem "Beans with Garlic," and "the whole game of poetry seems rather diffuse and foggy to me.", 23 Feb. 1966

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1 card (TCS). Expresses pleasure over Menebroker's acceptances and displeasure over the holidays "when the populous really becomes beastly.", 23 Feb. 1966

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1 card (TCS). Calls most poets "pretenders" and says he cannot blame the masses for ignoring poetry., 11 Mar. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). On France's demands for child support and his illness that keeps him from working. With drawing., 17 June 1966

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1 card (TCS). Says he feels bad and will visit the doctor tomorrow., 22 June 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Sends five poems with return envelope to Menebroker [a submission to the Promethean Lamp?]. Frances and Marina are away at a camp. With drawing., 25 June 1966

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1 card (TCS). Gives her permission to use a letter in the Promethean Lamp. , 23 July [1966]

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1 letter (TLS). Tries to account for the shame he feels for writing poetry., July 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Health better; announces a "forward to be on Doug Blazek." Encourages Menebroker to bring out a book of her works., 9 Aug. 1966

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1 letter (TLS)., 13 Aug. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). On a new German interest in his poems and how his life has improved., [8] Sept. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). On being trapped by himself and his job., [16] Oct. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). On what constitutes obscenity in art., Oct. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions a poem and photograph of him to appear in Dare, for which he is to receive $50., [early] Nov. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). He asks for poems that he thinks have been rejected by the Promethean Lamp., 11 Dec. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Describes the little things that happen in life that "tear us to the final pieces.", 19 Jan. 1967

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1 letter (ALS). Responds to a telephone call. He wants Menebroker to understand that he isn't what she thinks he is. With envelope containing abstract painting on the back., 7 Apr. 1967

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1 letter (TLS). Brief complaint about feeling useless in various ways., 8 June 1967

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1 letter (TLS). Says he has been reading the "Life of James Joyce in present Kenyon Review.", No date

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions that Webb is almost out of material for the book [ It Catches my Heart in Its Hands]., No date [1962-1963]

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1 letter (TLS). Describes the little messes in his domestic life., No date [1962-1963?]

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1 letter (TLS). On the problem of doing both his job and his writing., No date [1962-1964]

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1 letter (TL). Brief note. [Early in the correspondence between the two], No date

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1 letter (TLS). Brief note saying he is too much in a lull even to write a letter., No date (Sunday)

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions a play that Menebroker was involved with., No date

Box 10

Niederman, Fred

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1 letter (TLS) [photocopy]. Accepts an offer to read poetry and specifies his price and other arrangements., 17 Nov. 1971

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1 letter (TLS) [photocopy]. Note saying he has returned from Phoenix and will try to attend Niederman's reading on Mar. 3., 29 Jan. 1972

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Richmond, Steve

Abstract: [Owned Earth Books and Gallery in Santa Monica, which sold small press editions, and published Earth Rose, an underground newspaper; literary friend living in Los Angeles who carried on an extended correspondence with Bukowski. 1968. 1 letter (TL). On Steve Richmond's poetry.]
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Roman, Jim [Ulysses Grant]

Abstract: [Rare book dealer who started buying Bukowski's books in the early 1960s; owned Roman Books, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 25 items, 1964-1970, n.d. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony.]
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1 letter (TL). On Steve Richmond's poetry., 1968

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1 letter (TLS). Describes some of the literary people and events that have to do with his own publications. With abstract drawing in multi-colored markers., 13 July 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Letter sent with a review of John William Corrington's The Anatomy of Love and Other Poems., 14 July 1964

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1 letter (TLS). A thorough account of recent developments with his own publications. With abstract drawing in multi-colored markers., [16 or 17] Nov. 1964

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1 card (ACS). Announces that the review of Corrington's The Anatomy of Love will appear in Ferment 6., 8 Jan. 1965

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1 letter (ALS). Describes the treatment Southerners gave him when he traveled through the South. Praises Al Purdy as a reviewer. With drawings., 11 Jan. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Another list of developments in his publications. Says Jonathan Williams did not visit him, probably because of his reputation as a mean drunk., 23 July 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Promises to send two paintings to Roman. Describes his meeting with Corrington. Describes the violent racial (white-black) conflict and analyzes it., 14 Aug. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Remarks on the multiplication of mimeo publications. Printing, he adds, isn't as important as content. With drawing., 28 Aug. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Recalls being published in Portfolio in the 1940s with"Sartre, Lorca, Miller and on and on." Brings out bad relations with his father. With drawings., 26 Sept. 1965

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1 card (TCS). Promises to sign what Roman sent in the mail [Bukowski's notebooks, some books, issues of little magazines with his poems in them, flyers, etc.] and to return all within a week., 26 Oct. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). On writing all night., [late Oct.] 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Concerning why he paints and what effect colors have on him., 27 Nov. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Note sent with books by Black Sparrow., 26 May 1966

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1 letter (ALS). Informs Roman of his complex feeling about John William Corrington. With large, colorful drawing., 30 June 1968

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1 letter (ALS). Updates Roman on developments in his publications, principally prospects for Notes of a Dirty Old Man., 14 Jan. 1969

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1 letter (TLS). Informs Roman that signed copies of Notes of a Dirty Old Man, poem written before Jumping From an 8 Story Window, and Penguin Modern Poets 13 will be coming., 5 Feb. 1969

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1 letter (TLS)., 25 Feb. 1969

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1 letter (TLS). Says he doesn't have copies of several of his works. Comments favorably on the Webb Patchen book., 3 Mar. 1969

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1 letter (ALS). Comments on how good Roman's collection of Bukowski publications is and offers to do what he can do find things Roman does not have. Also mentions forthcoming works. With drawing., 2 Apr. 1969

Box 10

1 card (ACS). Promises to send Penguin Modern Poets 13., 7 Apr. 1969

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1 letter (TLS). Describes some of the literary events recently occurring. Mentions a request by "another recording outfit" to record him reading. Laments Frances's move to New York with Marina. With small ink drawings., 14 Apr. 1969

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1 letter (TLS). Says signed copies of A Bukowski Sampler and Laugh Literary are coming. Goes into new developments in his publications., [1 or 2] Aug.1969

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1 letter (TLS). Announces that he is now a "member of the unemployed with nothing but a typer...to hold off the world.", [2 or 11] Jan. 1970

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1 card (TCS). Concerns signing notebooks and other writings for Roman., No date

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1 card (TCS). Promises to send news and signed literary materials., No date

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Sherman, Jory.

Abstract: LA writer and associate of Bukowski. 15 items, 1960-1961, n.d. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony.
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1 letter (TLS). Briefly passes critical judgment on Jeffers, Patchen, Pound, Aiken, Auden, William Carlos Williams, and Cummings as poets. Encourages Sherman to keep at it despite rejections because he is a fine poet., 1 Apr. [1960]

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1 letter (TLS). Concerns Bukowski's physical condition and events in Sherman's literary life., 28 June [1960?]

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1 letter (TLS). Suggests ways to manage submissions and attacks a writer named Wang., 5 July 1960

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1 letter (TLS). On events in the literary world that Bukowski shares with Sherman., 9 July 1960

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1 letter (TLS). On numerous events in his own literary life., [10] Aug. 1960]

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1 letter (TLS). Describes a night of lonely drinking in place after place on his fortieth birthday. Characterizes Sheri Martinelli as primarily a woman who protects women. Says he is Hank when people talk to him, Charles when he writes., 17 Aug. 1960

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1 letter (TLS). Indicates that nearly everything is going wrong., 19 Aug. [1960]

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1 letter (TLS). Announces new publications. Says he prefers to single space poems despite the "rules.", [Summer or Fall 1960]

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1 letter (TLS). Lists rejections, tentative acceptances, and criticizes how the little magazines respond to submissions., [1961]

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1 letter (TLS). Describes going into a rage while drunk at a girlfriend's house. Says there is no compromising for a writer as there had been none for Pound. With ballpoint pen drawing of the devil., [1961?]

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1 letter (TLS). On women and going to the horse races., No date

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1 letter (TLS). Recognizes that his poems have been rejected recently because they are poor. Ones rejected by Origin are "terrible.", No date

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1 letter (TLS). Goes into sex in writing and how he thinks poems need less "poesy footwork" in them, which he senses in even "the immortal poems.", No date. 1 letter (TLS)

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1 letter (TLS). Describes a series of rejections and his disenchantment with life in general., No date

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1 letter (TLS). Says he has not been writing much. No acceptance or rejections., No date

Box 11

Stangos, Nikos

Abstract: [Greek poet working for Penguin when Bukowski was asked to be a part of the Penguin Moderns Poets Series. 2 items, 1967.]
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1 letter (TLS) [photocopy, with pencil and pen annotations]., 2 Oct. 1967

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1 letter (TLS) [photocopy, with ink signature]. Note typed on the first page of a two-page poem, "The Nature of the Threat and What to Do," which Bukowski wrote that night., [late 1967]

Box 11

Wantling, Ruth

Abstract: [William Wantling's wife, whom Bukowski admired for staying with and giving support to her husband, who served time for possession of narcotics. 5 items, 1965-1966, n.d. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony.]
Box 11

1 letter (ALS). Complains of the heat and describes a night at work pretending he had the power to order the death of each person he chose. "Nobody got by.", 10 Aug. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Long letter on the phoniness that reaches into most of"Merican" life., 11 Sept. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Tells a story about getting drunk in Philadelphia and almost freezing to death face down in the snow., 25 Nov. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Letter offering his opinion of a twenty-eight year-old man and fifteen year-old girl living together. Describes what he feels when he sees youth on a campus. Mentions the art he has been doing., 27 June 1966

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1 letter (ALS). Points to difference between himself and Kenneth Patchen, with whom Wantling had compared Bukowski., No date

Box 11

Wantling, William

Abstract: [Poet, Ruth Wantling's husband, served time for possession of narcotics. 34 items, 1965-1967, n.d. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony.]
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1 letter (TLS). Has received signed copy of Wantling's Down, Off, and Out. Says he likes the idea of being in an asylum watching birds in the sun., 15 June 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Says he has written few poems since Crucifix in a Deathhand came out a month ago. Announces that he will soon be forty-five., 23 June 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Adds up the total he has made on poetry to $80 over the ten years he has been writing it. Will receive 10 cents per copy for Crucifix., 9 July 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Describes all the sounds, movements, distractions of the woman living with him and how they affect him as he writes: "I'm a dreamer, I can't take much, I like closed doors.", July 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Says Henry Miller "went ape" over Crucifix. Goes into why he dislikes intellectuals, poetry groups, etc., July 1965

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1 letter (TLS). On feeling crowded by the child and woman who live with him., early Aug. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). On how much he depends on his writing. Mentions doing drawings for Border Press., 12 Aug. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Attributed his crazy behavior to external things., 1 Sept. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Long letter on Wantling's activities, especially his drug consumption., 11 Sept. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Lists his forthcoming publications and adds that if he wrote better he would get paid for it., 30 Sept. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Criticizes some of Wantling's lines of poetry then complains about Wantling making him "be cruel.", Sept. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Praises Dostoevsky. Describes the women he has ended up with and how the younger, prettier ones have required too much falseness and money., [early] Oct. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Offers a revision of a Wantling poem. Describes an operation on his foot to remove glass that had been there for four or five months., 18 Oct. 1965

Box 11

1 letter (TLS). A long letter on the forces against him and how he must take things as they come., 30 Oct. 1965

Box 11

1 letter (TLS). A list of sayings by Bukowski. Ends with social criticism aimed at the U.S.., 11 Nov. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). On bringing desires into the open. Defines the "Great War" as that of the "Living vs. the Dead.", 29 Nov. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Criticizes social injustices. Expresses his disgust with himself., 31 Dec. 1965

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1 letter (TLS). Compares the poets of the 1950s and 1960s outside the academies with the "university boys who are merely soft and tricky.", 28 Jan. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Note on his physical ills that keep him from his job, 23 Feb. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Goes into detail about the treatment his doctor gives him for hemorrhoids., 9 Mar. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Sympathizes with Wantling, who has been arrested for possession of drugs. Says he has been writing a lot of poems., 18 Apr. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Wishes Wantling luck in staying out of jail., Apr. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Note on his heavy drinking of late. Announces his nomination for the Pulitzer Prize., 12 June 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Describes his physical condition as improving since illness has kept him from work. Includes a note to Ruth Wantling., 20 June 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Recommends Artaud. Complains of surgery done recently., 1 July 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Says he is experiencing dizziness and pain, and now that he is weak people are requesting poems., 6 Aug. 1966

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1 letter (ALS). A theoretical letter on how to work things in one's favor to stay alive., 21 Aug. 1966

Box 11

1 letter (TLS). Congratulates Wantling on his writing published in Notes from the Underground. Says he is drying up as a letter writer., mid Sept. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). On a number of matters, both literary and nonliterary, in his and Wantling's life. Says he has started a novel. [This letter is addressed to Ruth and Bill, but written to William Wantling]., 11 Dec. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Vaguely refers to "pull [ing] thru a kind of 2 bit crisis.", 1966

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1 letter (TLS). Says he has written six or seven chapters of a novel called "The Way the Dead Love," which he has used to apply for a grant. Says he hasn't written a poem in three or four months., 31 July 1967

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1 letter (TLS). Criticizes a poem Wantling sent him. Says he will sell the few copies of Crucifix that he has for $5 each., 13 July [196?]

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1 letter (TLS). On how life does not make sense and is filled with too many lies., Sept. [196?]

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1 letter (TLS). Long letter on how nearly everyone bothers him in one way or another, and how he doesn't have what he wants though he isn't sure what it is., No date

Box 11

Webb, Jon and Louise

Abstract: [Publishers of The Outsider [no. 3 was a special Bukowski issue] and owners of the Loujon Press, which published It Catches My Heart in Its Hands and Crucifix in a Deathhand; Bukowski felt deeply grateful to the Webbs for their publication of his work. 18 items, 1963-1965. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony.]
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1 letter (TLS). Concerns the production of It Catches My Heart in Its Hands, which the Webbs are about to bring out. With ballpoint ink drawing of jockey and horse., 5 Nov. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Praises what he has seen of the book and says he anxiously awaits the finished product., 15 Nov. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Lavish praise and gratitude for the book, which he has just received. Mounted on board. [photocopy] (original in oversize box 34)., 23 Nov. 1963

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions something he said to John William Corrington that may have angered him. Ferlinghetti's name is mentioned in connection with a future book., 16 Jan. 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Says that he would rather have the Webbs then Ferlinghetti do his next book., [21 Jan. 1964]

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1 letter (TLS). Note to say he has mailed a "3 hour tape.", 23 Jan. 1964

Box 11

1 letter (TLS). Thanks the Webbs for an inscribed book from their press. Describes a dream about a whore filling wine glasses with beer and not drinking from them., 27 Jan. 1964

Box 11

1 letter (ALS). A complaint [apparently sent in a letter to the Webbs] that was written by Bukowski to the woman beneath him who knocks on his ceiling when he types, along with her response., 28 Jan. 1964

Box 11

1 letter (TLS). Comments, "We are moving up a bit, Loujon Press and Buk," because of favorable responses to the book. More complaints about the woman downstairs who knocks on her ceiling., [30 Jan. 1964]

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1 letter (TLS)., 5 Feb. 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Note on an enclosed letter for Bob Fink. Notes that he "stole 2 excerpts" from Ben Tibbs "for purples" [i.e. signing the purple pages of It Catches]., 7 Feb. [1964]

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1 letter (TLS). Thanks the Webbs for a valentine. Says he has finished a side of a tape ("conversation") and will send it to them when it comes., 14 Feb. 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Says he will read the poems in It Catches on the tape. Describes his pleasure in Al Purdy's Poems for All the Annetts. Mentions Purdy's review of It Catches., 27 Feb. 1964

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1 letter (TLS)., 1 Mar. 1964

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1 letter (TLS)., 2 Mar. 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Complains of the horrors of having to move into a "rotten hole." Comments on Michigan's Voices "Love-Sex Issue" and how writers are usually presumptuous on the subject. With abstract color drawing., 14 Mar. 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Short note on an enclosed poem and his reservations about it. With abstract color drawing., Mar. 1964

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1 letter (TLS). Affectionate letter discussing poetry, various authors and magazines. Decorated with yellow marker., June 1965

Box 11

Weissner, Carl

Abstract: [Publisher of KLATCO, i.e. KLACTOVEEDSEDSTEEN; promoted Bukowski in Germany. 22 items, 1966-1968. Some of these letters appear in Screams from the Balcony.]
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1 letter (TLS). Tells Weissner that he was born in Andernach, Germany, and was brought to the U.S. when he was two. Describes his life and the life of a few literary friends. With ballpoint ink drawings., 19 Aug. 1966

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1 letter (TLS)., early Oct. 1966

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1 letter (TLS)., 2 Nov. 1966

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1 letter (TLS). One long paragraph taking up almost anything that comes to mind., 27 Dec. 1966

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1 letter (TLS)., 27 Jan. 1967

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1 letter (TLS). Offers a blurb for Weissner's magazine KLACTO. Bemoans the dismal proceedings in his life. With several ballpoint ink drawings., 3 Mar. 1967

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1 letter (TLS)., 24 Mar. 1967

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1 card (TCS). Wants to know if Weissner received the tape, and says again that he has a new concept for a musical reading., 15 Apr. 1967

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1 letter (TLS). On his long experience of being singled out for punishment as a child without knowing why. Also describes how he paints with watercolors directly from the tube. With ballpoint ink drawing., 28 Apr. [1967]

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1 letter (TLS)., 13 May 1967

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1 letter (TLS)., [late] June 1967

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1 letter (TLS). Describes his stay at the University of Arizona and then his "terrible" life back home in L.A. Emphasizes how tired he feels, tired of things and physically tired., 7 July 1967

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1 letter (TLS). A note saying he mailed two copies of Crucifix to Weissner. With ink drawing., 16 July 1967

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1 letter (TLS). Invites Weissner, who has received a Fulbright and will be in New York, to come to L.A. Hasn't written a poem in four or five months. Describes a woman outside watering the lawn, whom he considers "insane.", 8 Aug. 1967

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1 letter (TLS)., 26 Sept. 1967

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1 letter (TLS). Mentions a money order of $7.50 sent for a tape [KLACTO/23 monaural tape recording]. Finds playing games with his daughter amusing., 29 Sept. 1967

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1 letter (TLS)., late Sept. or early Oct. 1967

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1 card (TCS). Note saying he hasn't heard from Weissner after writing to both addresses [in New York]., 17 Oct. [1967]

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1 card (TCS). Gives Steve Richmond's address to Weissner in case he wants the tape of Bukowski and Richmond reading. Mentions the Black Sparrow tape of him reading., [Apr. 1968]

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1 letter (TLS)., [early] May 1968

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1 letter (TLS)., May 1968

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1 card (TCS). Acknowledges receiving two copies of KLACTO [23]. Has finished 20 paintings for Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window and 25 for At Terror Street., [May 1968?]

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[Wolberg, Joe]

Abstract: [26 July 1980. 1 letter (TLS). Letter requesting access to archives for personal friend, Joe Wolberg.
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Miscellany

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1 letter (TLS) to Jay [?], apologizes for remarks about Jay's novel and damns Robert Creeley., May [early 1960s?]

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1 letter (TLS) to D[avid]. Antin, thanking him for copy of some/thing. With several drawings., 16 Jan. 1965

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1 letter (TLS) to James and Gray [?], criticizing their publication for trying too hard to be avant garde and modern. Covered with drawings in India ink and colored chalk., Dec. 1965

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1 letter (TLS) to Ev [?], a poem of New Years' greeting. Covered with drawing of mounted jockey, in India ink and colored chalk., Dec. 1965

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1 letter (ALS). Requesting proper photo credit. With drawing., 7 Apr. 1976

 

Series 3.  Writings - Poetry

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically, by title; most are undated. Spelling and upper/lower case usage as it appears on the items. Some poems have handwritten corrections and revisions. Many are signed by Bukowski and some also include ink drawings. Many of these poems have been published and appear in: It Catches My Heart in Its Hands (1963), Crucifix in a Deathhand (1965), At Terror Street and Agony Way (1968), The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills (1969), Fire Station (1970), Mockingbird Wish Me Luck (1972), Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame: Selected Poems 1955-1973 (1974), Love Is a Dog from Hell (1977), Play the Piano Drunk/ Like a Percussion Instrument/ Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (1979), The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966 (1988). Publication information, occasionally noted in upper right hand corner of the poems, is indicated in parentheses.
 

Subseries 1.  Typescript Poems

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically, by title; most are undated. Spelling and upper/lower case usage as it appears on the items. Some poems have handwritten corrections and revisions. Many are signed by Bukowski and some also include ink drawings. Many of these poems have been published and appear in: It Catches My Heart in Its Hands (1963), Crucifix in a Deathhand (1965), At Terror Street and Agony Way (1968), The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills (1969), Fire Station (1970), Mockingbird Wish Me Luck (1972), Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame: Selected Poems 1955-1973 (1974), Love Is a Dog from Hell (1977), Play the Piano Drunk/ Like a Percussion Instrument/ Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (1979), The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966 (1988). Publication information, occasionally noted in upper right hand corner of the poems, is indicated in parentheses.
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"about a phone call" - 1 leaf

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"ABOUT MY VERY TORTURED FRIEND, PETER:" - 3 leaves, with drawing ( Wormwood Review)

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"AN ACTION AFTERNOON" - 2 leaves ( KLACTO)

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"the adding machine" - 2 versions, each 1 leaf

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"Adolph" - 2 leaves

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"Advice" - 1 leaf

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"ADVICE FOR SOME YOUNG MAN IN THE YEAR 2064 A.D. :" - 1 leaf ( Epos)

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"advice for those almost unarmed against the constant meloncholy:" - 1 leaf

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"Africa, Paris, Greece" - 2 leaves

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"AFTER RECEIVING A CONTRIBUTOR'S COPY OF NOTHING AFTER A 3-YEAR WAIT" - 3 leaves ( Targets)

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"AFTER THE PARTY" - 1 leaf

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"age" - 1 leaf ( Ole', 1964)

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"AH"

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"ah, ###ah, ah"

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"all"

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"ALL ABOUT"

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"ALL GOD'S CHILDREN GOT TROUBLES"

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"all right"

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"all right then/ you mean to say/ that your proper sayings/ makes buildings out of/ men?" (first stanza)

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"all the luck"

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"ALL THE SACRED CHRISTS THAT NEVER ARRIVE"

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"ALL THE WHITE RATS"

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"all you need to get by-"

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"the amazing eccentricity of the sidewalk"

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"...american express, Athens, Greece"

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"AND EVEN THO SHE GAVE ME A HARD-ON"

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"AND NOW I SIT IN A SMALL PAPER PLACE"

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"AND SO WE GOT OUR WAY"

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"AND THE MOUSE KNOWS AND THE WINDOWPANE AND THE CHAIR"

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"AND THE RENT'S HIGH TOO"

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"and when love came to us twice" (first line)

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"THE ANGEL WHO PUSHED HIS WHEELCHAIR - "

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"THE ANGELS OF SUNDAY"

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"THE ANGELS SAY KEEP GOING"

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"Another Academy"

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"another knock on the door"

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"Another Love Poem (For Nina)" (two versions)

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"another of my critics"

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"another one of my ###critics"

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"THE ANSWER"

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"ANSWER TO A NOTE FOUND IN THE MAILBOX"

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"ANSWER TO A NOTE ON THE DRESSER:"

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"AN ANSWER TO AN ARTICLE UPON MY DECADENCE AND DEPRAVITY"

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"ANSWER TO SOME SACRAMENTO LETTERS:"

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"the ants"

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"ANYTHING: SAY: A BANDAGE ON THE MUSKET OF A GUN IN THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF A MAN IN A HOUSE, A HOUSE ON A HILL, A HILL IN THE SUN -" (two versions)

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"An Apology For Songs of Death"

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"the apple" (two versions)

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"APPLE PIE"

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"The Apprentices"

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"THE ARCADE ROOM"

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"AN ARGUMENT OVER MARSHAL FOCH"

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"ART CLASS"

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"Artaud" (two versions)

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"artistic selfishness, yes, I have it-"

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"AS THE HOTELS/ FALL UPON/ OUR HEADS/ & THE LAST/ CHILD DIES/ THEN WE'LL KNOW/ IT'S APRIL," (holographic poem)

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"As the Sparrow"

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"ASSAULT"

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"ATD FOR YOU AND WE" (two versions)

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"atomic warfare is wilder than tonight but it's still motherfuck"

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"August"

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"the automobiles of Delongpre"

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"Autumn Morning"

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"THE AVOIDANCE OF BOREDOM"

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"Ax and Blade" (two versions)

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"B.W."

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"BABY NEEDS A NEW CASTLE IN SWITZERLAND"

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"BAD NIGHT"

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"A BAD NIGHT-BLAME THE BOURBON"

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"a bad ride and a German bar"

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"Balance Sheet, May 17, 1974:" (two versions)

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"balling" (two versions)

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"bar" ("I suck in and out of a cigarette while thinking . . ." [first line])

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"bar" ("standing outside a bar" [first line])

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"BAYONETS IN CANDLELIGHT"

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"BEAKS WITHOUT ICECREAM"

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"the beast"

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"a beautiful day"

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"THE BEAUTIFUL LADY"

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"BEE"

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"beef tongue...for J.T."

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"BEEFRICE"

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"BEER AND CIGARS"

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"Bee's 5th."

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"Behan, Bruce and What-Not..."

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"the bells"

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"THE BELLS OF THE CONDOM"

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"belly"

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"bet too early in the 9th. and was sent weeping down the escalator and into the parking lot-"

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"the big bulls in the pisspot"

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"The Big Fire"

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"big grey balloon things, heavy" (plus one photostat)

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"THE BIGGEST BREASTS"

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"birds"

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"birth:

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"BISTRO SCENE, OR: SKID ROW: HOLLYWOOD"

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"A BIT OF LIGHT FOR THE TOAD:"

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"THE BITCHING MACHINEGUNNER"

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"The Black Poets" (two versions)

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"black sun"

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"THE BLONDES IN BLUE DRESSES"

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"blood"

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"blue cheese and chili peppers"

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"the blue head of death"

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"bluechip stamps" (two versions)

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"blues song"

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"a blurb"

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"boil near left elbow

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"the bombing of Berlin" (plus one photostat)

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"THE BONES OF MY UNCLE"

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"books"

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"bord gomme"

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"A BOTTOMLESS JOINT ON SUNSET NEAR WESTERN"

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"the boy in red for a 20"

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"the brainless eyes"

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"Brando"

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"BREAD"

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"BREAKTHROUGH"

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"THE BROOM HANDLE" (two versions)

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"BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL"

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"BUFFALO BILL"

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"bullshit pain"

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"the bum's at Phillipe's"

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"burn and burn and burn and burn"

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"BURNED"

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"BURNING"

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"burning in water, drowning in flame"

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"the butcher"

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"BUTTERFLIES"

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"CALIFORNIA HERE I COME" (two versions)

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"cancer of the eyeball" (first line)

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"candlewax"

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"can't you see me where I'm at now? (weeper) (,me):" (two versions)

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"Captain Jim" (two versions)

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"carnival:"

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"THE CATCH"

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"celebration enough"

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"CEMENT MAN ON CEMENT HORSE"

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"a change of habit"

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"CHARISMA"

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"Charles" (two versions)

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"CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS - 10$"

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"the chicken"

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"chilled green" (also a postcard of "chilled green" published by Alternative Press)

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"christ" (plus one photostat)

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"Christmas Eve, alone (1973)" (two versions)

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"a class broad"

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"climax"

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"Clint Wescott"

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"THE CLOSING OF THE TOPLESS AND BOTTOMLESS BARS" (two versions)

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"cloud 9"

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"coffee and babies"

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"cold plums"

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"the colored birds"

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` "colors"

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"THE COMEDY HOUR" (two versions)

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"Communion:"

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"COMMUNISTS"

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"concrete"

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"the conditions"

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"the confusion of the gently-damned is the best song going on everybody's hit parade:"

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"contributor's clumn:"

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"cooperation"

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"a cop-out to a possible immortality:"

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"THE COPULATION BLUES"

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"A CORRECTION TO A LADY OF POESEY:"

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"coughs" (two versions)

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"COUNTERPOINT"

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" countryside"

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"courage"

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"the courage is the sun"

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"crack-up"

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"crazy man, another one-"

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"the creation of the morning line" (two versions)

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"crickets"

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"CRIME AND PUNISHMENT"

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"a critic"

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"CROCODILE"

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"d.n.f." (plus one photostat)

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"damn dog, buddy," (first line)

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"DAYLIGHT SAVING"

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"dear Charles-" (two versions)

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"dear friend" ("I wish to thank you for the photo of . . ." [first line])

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"DEAR FRIEND" (this/ is what happens when the/ drink and the life . . ." [first line]) (two versions)

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"death" ("death is a man standing . . ." [first line])

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"death" ("look, he said, you got spider traps all along this wall," [first line])

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"DEATH AND DOSTOEVSKY"

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"death and white glue"

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"the death of an idiot"

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"a declaration of independence"

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"definitions"

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"the delicacy of our submarine souls is . . ." (first line)

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"demise"

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"devout fellow"

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"did you ever think about that?"

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"dig me a ditch"

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"dirdge"

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"DIRECTIONS"

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"DIRECTIONS, INSTRUCTIONS AND SIGNS TO THE INDOLENT, THE BORED AND THE INSUFFICIENT"

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"DIRT"

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"a dirty joke"

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"discursive as muttering does in a banishee twilight the hounds come home to eat the master..." (first stanza)

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"A DIVISION"

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"dogfight"

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"THE DOGS"

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"THE DOGS BARK KNIVES"

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"$$$$$$" ("I've always had trouble with/ money" [first line] missing page 3)

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"$$$$$" ("of course/ the unfortunate thing is/ there isn't anything experimental about living" [first stanza])

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"dooby do do do"

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"DOW JONES: DOWN"

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"DOW LOVE DOWN"

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"down by the sea, the beautiful sea"

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"down by the wings"

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"down like stairways, up like smoke-"

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"DOWN ON THE ROW"

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"down the silver river with one shoe off"

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"DOWN THRU THE MARCHING"

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"A DRAWER OF FISH"

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"DRAWING OF A BAND CONCERT ON A MATCHBOX:" (2 versions)

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"dreamlessly"

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"the drill"

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"drinking"

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"driveway"

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"drooling madness at St. Liz:"

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"THE DROWNING"

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"DRUNK AND LISTENING TO SOME ENGLISH MARCHES ON THE RADIO WHILE FAR AWAY FROM YOU:"

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"drunk ol' bukowski drunk"

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"the drunk tank judge"

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"the dwarf" (two versions)

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"the earthquake"

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"Eddie and Eve" (two versions, earlier version missing page 1)

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"The Editor of the Sheets"

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"the egg" (two versions)

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"the 8 count"

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"18 CARS FULL OF MEN THINKING OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN"

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"I8,000 to one"

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"the elephants"

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"Eleven"

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"THE END" (also a second poem, "tonight")

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"the end of nothing"

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"The end of the funhouse"

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"entirely hesitant" (first line)

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"ESCAPE"

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"the escape"

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"everything:"

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"evol"

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"EXISTENCE"

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"the experts"

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"extant"

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"FACE OF A POLITICAL CANDIDATE ON A STREET BILL BOARD"

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"the faces are gnawing at my walls but have not yet come in..."

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"fact"

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"fag, fag, fag"

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"a fair evening"

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"FAIR STAND THE FIELDS OF FRANCE AND NEGATION"

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"fast track" (two versions)

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"FAX:"

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"feed time"

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"feelings" (two versions)

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"the feelings of the creature within the shoe"

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"FEMALE AND BREAKDOWN AND PEACE"

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"fetish"

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"A $15 Boy and A $1500 Coffin"

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"55 Beds in the Same Direction"

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"THE FIGHT"

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"A FINE DAY AND THE WORLD LOOKS GOOD"

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"finger"

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"FINISH" ("the hearse comes through the room filled with/ the beheaded, the disappeared, the living/ mad." [first three lines])

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"finish" ("it's all over, she says," [first line])

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"fire"

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"FIRE STATION (For Jane B., with love.)" (two versions)

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"THE FIRST LOVE" (plus one photostat)

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"5 Dollars"

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"$5.95"

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"5 men in black passing my window"

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"flashing white teeth"

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"fleas in my brain"

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"flies"

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"THE FLOWER LOVER"

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"the flu"

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"fly song"

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"food"

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"a fool in Greenwich Village"

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" footnote upon the construction of the masses:"

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"for Jane"

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"FOR MANY OF THOSE WHO THINK THEY QUIETLY KNOW WHILE TUGGING AT THEIR NEATLY*TRIMMED HALF-BEARDS:"

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"FOR ONE I KNEW"

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"for those 3"

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"FOR THOSE WHO PUT THEMSELVES UPON ME"

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"40 Cigarettes"

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"46 and 9/I0's"

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"40,000 flies"

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"4 blocks" (plus one photostat)

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"4 on 6"

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"4:30 A.M."

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"the 4th. of July holiday"

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"FRAGILE!!"

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"free"

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"a free 25 page booklet"

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"freedom"

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" French's; nt wt 8 ounces" (two versions)

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"FROM THE DEPT. OF ENGLISH"

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"fuck" ("fuck the censors" [first line]) (two versions)

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"fuck" ("she pulled her dress off' [first line]) (incomplete)

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"THE FULFILLMENT"

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"game"

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"the game"

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"game-players"

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"the garbageman"

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"garden'

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"Genet and Jones; an evaluation From Underground"

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"get the nose"

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"getting your dime's worth out of a newspaper"

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"the gigolo" (two versions)

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"girl in a miniskirt reading the Bible outside my window"

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"THE GIRL outside of Strawberry Patch # One"

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"the girl outside the supermarket"

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"the glass fly"

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"GLORY TIME: TAKE A BATH + GET THE FLIES OFF."

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"GOD"

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"god I got the sad blue blues this woman sat there and she said are you really Charles Bukowski?" (first stanza)

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"the golfers"

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"THE GOOD LIFE AT O'HARE AIRPORT"

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"GOOD MORNING"

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"good night, sweet jello leaves" (two versions)

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"good things happen too..." (two versions)

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"a good way to run through the swinging door when you don't believe in running"

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"Goodyear"

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"GRADITUDE"

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"GRAMMAR OF LIFE"

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"THE GRAND LIFE OF THE DEAD"

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"THE GRAND PRICKS OF THE HOB-NAILED SUN" (two versions)

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"grandfather's trick"

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"a great man speaks of great men"

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"THE GREAT ONE:"

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"the great poet"

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"The great writer in bed" (first line)

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"guru"

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"the guy in the front court"

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"H-Bomb"

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"ha ha ha ha ha , ha ha"

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"HAMMER AND LEASH"

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"the happy life of the tired" (two versions)

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"Happy New Year"

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"A HARD KNOCKER"

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"the hatred for Hemingway"

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"HAVE YOU EVER KISSED A PANTHER?"

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"HAVE YOU EVER PULLED A LION'S TAIL"

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"he knows us all"

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"HE LAYED IT UP THERE INTO THE AIR"

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"he learned it from Gertie"

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"he wrote in lonely blood"

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"the heart's riot" (two versions)

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"Hell Hath No Fury . . ."

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"help wanted"

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"here"

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"A HEROE'S DEATH" (two versions)

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"Hey, Dolly..." (three versions)

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"High-Rise"

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"THE HIGH-RISE OF THE NEW WORLD"

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"the hippies and the killer'

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"his wife knew Carl Sandburg" (two versions)

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"HIS WIFE, THE PAINTER"

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"HITLER"

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"hitler's mama"

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"hogs in the sky"

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"The Hollywood Hustle"

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"holy communion"

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"HOLY ENOUGH UNDER PLASTIC CEILINGS" (two versions)

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"Honor Thy Father and Thy..."

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"HOOKED"

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"HOOKED ON HORSE"

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"the hookers, the madmen and the doomed"

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"horse"

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"HORSESHIT"

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"hot" ("I was up under the attic and it was almost summer" [first line])

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"hot" ("she was hot, she was so hot" [first line])

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"A HOT DAY IN LOS ANGELES"

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"hot month" (two versions)

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"A HOT TIP ON THE FUTURE"

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"The Hours"

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"how good sleep is before having to walk down any street--"

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"The Human Inhuman"

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"the hunt"

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"THE HUNTED"

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"I am a selfish man"

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"I AM EATEN BY THE BUTTERFLIES"

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"I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING"

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"I CAN'T STAY IN THE SAME ROOM WITH THAT WOMAN FOR FIVE MINUTES"

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"I cause some remarkable creativity"

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"I didn't know what time it was until I met you"

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"I do not need a guitar"

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"I don't give a damn"

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"I drove on down there and walked into the hospital, up to his/ bed" (first line)

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"I get all the latest hit tunes free"

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"I have hope" (first line)

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"I HAVE TAKEN THE PLACE OF THE STARVING ARTIST I USED TO BE"

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"I KNEW WHAT THE TIGERS SAID"

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"I like to look up at the ceiling for designs in the cracks"

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"I live in a neighborhood of murder"

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"I love You"

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"I meet a vegetarian"

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"I met this woman"

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"I now hear an airplane overhead," (first lines)

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"I PISS UPON THE WORKS OF MEN"

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"I SAW AN OLD FASHIONED WHORE TODAY"

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"I SLEPT WITH ANGELA DAVIS LAST NIGHT" (two versions)

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"I Think of the Little Men . . ."

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"I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GET SOME" (two versions)

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"I THOUGHT OF SHIPS, OF ARMIES, HANGING ON..."

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"I was clean anyhow, I think" (plus one photostat)

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"I was glad"

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"Ice"

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"ice for the eagles"

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"the icecream people"

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"If I were Norman Mailer I'd die too"

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"IF YOU SHOULD QUESTION THIS PLEASE REQUEST AN EXPLANATION FROM...IF YOU THEN BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN..."

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" IGNIS FATUUS"

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"I'll send you a postcard"

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"I'M IN LOVE"

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"I'm serious..." (first line)

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"IMAGINATION IS A TERRIBLE THING"

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"IMBECLIE NIGHT"

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"IMMENSITY"

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"THE IMMORTAL BOMBS, THE STINKING FEET OF GOD, BE QUIET"

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"IMPERFECTION SAYS GRACE"

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"In a Lady's Bedroom" (two versions)

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"in bed until noon with the poets"

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"IN MEMORY OF THE SECOND LEADING JOCKEY AT SANTA ANITA:"

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"in the name of love and art"

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"in the sun and in the rain and in the day and in the night"

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"In This Place We Eat Apples And Cut Our Fingers On Beercans"

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"IN THIS WHIRLING POT OF PISS SOME SONGS ARE BORN"

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"THE INDIAN AND THE OLD MAN WITH THE DANGLING CIGARETTE" (two versions)

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"INFORMATION UPON AN EMPIRE OF COINS"

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"THE INQUISITOR"

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"INSOMNIA" ("have you ever been in a room" [first line])

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"insomnia" ("my aunt Sally from Boston" [first line])

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"interviews"

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"inverted love song"

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"the invincible country of balloon faces"

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"It Beats Love Because They're Aren't Any Wounds Flopping About-"

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"it comes from somewhere"

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"IT TAKES LESS THAN A GUN TO KILL A WOMAN"

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"It will come on padded feet carrying roses, wine and the yellow pages in its mouth:"

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"IT'S ALL IN THE BURING"

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"it's an UNDERWOOD, I see now..."

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"it's difficult to be a god when bannanas eat monkeys

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"ITS EVEN IN THE RAIN IN THE WET IN THE SMALLEST DROP IN THE SHADE IN THE DIAMOND SKY-"

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"it's killed" (first line)

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"it's not going to hurt"

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"IVAN THE TERRIBLE"

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"joe"

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"just another L.A. poem-"

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"the justice of the blood"

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"kaakaa & other immolations" (two versions)

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"keroac dead at 47"

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"the kid from Santiago"

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"A KILLER GETS READY'

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"the killers"

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"a kind of argument"

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"kiss me"

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"The Kiss-off"

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"THE KNIFEIGHTER"

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"The Knifer"

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"the ladies of summer" (two versions)

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"The Ladies of the Afternoon"

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"the ladies still don't care" (two versions)

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"the lady executives"

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"THE LADY WITH THE LEGS"

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"THE LAMPS OF LAUGHTER"

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"last act"

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"THE LAST DAYS OF THE SUICIDE-KID" (two versions)

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"THE LAST POETRY READING"

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"A LAST SHOT ON TWO GOOD HORSES"

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"Laugh literary"

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"LAUGHING POOLTABLES" (two versions)

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"laundry"

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"LAW"

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"leaning on the wood"

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"left with the dog" (two versions)

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"THE LESBIAN (dedicated to all of them)"

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"let's be original"

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"LETTER TO A SMALL AND KINDLY PRINCESS"

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"the letters" (two versions)

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"Liberated" (two versions)

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"A LIBERATED WOMAN"

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"THE LIE" (two versions)

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"life of the king"

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"LIFEDANCE"

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"LIFTING WEIGHTS AT 2 A.M. IN THE MORNING" (three versions)

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"LIKE A FLYSWATTER"

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"like a movie"

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"like a sideways under the crisscross"

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"like that"

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"THE LITERARY LIFE"

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"A LITTLE ATOMIC BOMB"

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"a little bit of EXCITEMENT" (two versions)

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"little poem"

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"the loner" ("16 and 1/2 inch neck/ 68 years old, lifted weights" [first lines])

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"the loner" ("staring at a lightbulb, unshaded, {first line])

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"looking at the cat's balls"

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"looking for a job" (two versions)

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"looking for Jack Michelene"

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"loosely loosely"

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"lord"

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"los angeles women"

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"lost"

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"Louis-Ferdinand Destouches"

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"love" ("he used to come and see my girl" [first line])

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"LOVE" ("he was a midget" [first line])

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"love" ("love, he said, gas" [first line])

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"love" ("the poems are coming/ like bloody little guys busting" [first lines]) (two versions)

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"love" ("Sally was a sloppy/ leaver." [first lines])

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"LOVE IS A FORM OF SELFISHNESS:"

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"love is Judy Garland trying to kill herself;/ love is Judy Garland dead;/ love is bombers over Santa Monica--"

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"A LOVE POEM FOR ALL THE WOMEN I HAVE KNOWN"

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"LOVE POEM TO MARINA" (two versions /one photostat)

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"lovlie"

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"the mad poet"

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"THE MADAMEOISSLE FROM ARMITERES"

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"MADNESS"

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"THE MADNESS OF THE WINDOWS"

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"main event"

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"the majesty of our imperfectness/ is almost like a snail crawling the/ side of a house;" (first lines)

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"MAN AND WOMAN IN BED AT 10 P.M."

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"A MAN GETS TIRED"

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"man in bed"

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"THE MAN SHE SAW AT THE RACETRACK'

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"Mankinde"

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"A MAN'S WOMAN"

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"a marijuana poem"

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"Marina:"

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"Martin Luther King, Jr. Never Went to My Poland Like Cornell Wilde Pretending to be Chopin, the Friend of Lizst"

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"material"

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"MAYBE TOMORROW'

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"me"

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"me and my doc" (three versions)

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"Measurements from the creation coffin:"

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"MEATBALL"

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"memory"

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"men sleep in alleys. Notre Dame burns.

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"MEN'S CRAPPER" (two versions)

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"MERRY CHRISTMAS"

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"the midnight dip"

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"MINE"

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"the mini-skirt life" (two versions)

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"mirror mirror on the wall'' (two versions)

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"the misfit"

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"Miss Lazarus in the Nude"

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"THE MOCKINGBIRD" (two versions)

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"the moment of truth" (two versions)

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"MONGOLIAN COASTS SHINING IN LIGHT"

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"mood and counter-mood" (two versions)

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"Moonlight Ride"

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"moons of honey drown the lark hahaha"

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"MORE AGRUMENT, MORE VAN GOGH, MORE GRIEG" (two versions)

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"A Most Dark Night in April"

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"MOTHER"

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"Moths"

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"moved out Saturday night" (first line)

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"the movie" ("I am laying on the bed/ and her kid walks in," [first lines])

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"MOVIE" ("you've seen my tart" [first line])

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"Mud love"

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"murder"

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"the music man" (two versions)

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"my afternoons into night"

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"my barber" (two versions)

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"my beard is getting white"

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"My Brother, Ernest Hemingway:"

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"my comrades"

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"MY DEATH"

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"my doom has wire wheels and girls in light green tight green dresses smile at me-"

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"MY EYES SLEEP"

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"MY FAITHFUL INDIAN SERVANT" (photostat)

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"MY FATHER WAS"

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"my father's big-time fling" (plus one photostat)

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"MY FRIEND WILLIAM" (two versions)

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"my friends down at the corner:"

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"MY GOD, MY MOTHER, MOST HOLY THING: SHAKEN AND AWAKEN THE DRUNKEN HELL OF MYSELF AND SAVE ME!"

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"my hell"

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"my landlady"

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"my landlady and my landlord"

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"my new parents"

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"My ol' drinking buddies..."

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"my special insanity"

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"MY TIMECARD IS ONE HALF A TYPEWRITER IN THE CITY OF BURBANK"

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"my toilet"

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"A NATION OF ANTS AND FLEAS AND GNATS AND DABS OF THINGS. . ."

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"THE NATURE OF THE THREAT AND WHAT TO DO"

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"a need for glue"

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"negative" (two versions)

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"nerves"

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"NEW MEXICO"

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"the new one"

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"THE NEW PLACE" ("I type at a window that faces the street" [first line])

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"the new place" ("the manager wears all white" [first line"]) (incomplete)

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"NEW YORK AS I REMEMBER? AND I GUESS IT HASN'T CHANGED"

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"A NICE PLACE"

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"NIGHT ANIMAL"

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"The Night I Killed Tommy" (two versions)

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"the night I was going to die" (two versions)

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"A NIGHT OF MOZART"

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"THE NIGHT THEY TOOK WHITEY"

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"9 TRASHCANS"

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"THE 1930's..."

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"1926 Dodge, Tijuana"

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"99 degrees"

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"99 to one" (two versions)

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"no bra, no panties..."

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"No Cagney, me"

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"No HOLE IN THE SKY"

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"no more of these young men..."

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"no title" ("the churning maggot escapes" [first line]) (two versions)

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"NO TITLE" ("WHEN BALZAC SAID,/ "GET YOURSELF A 50 YEAR/ OLD WOMAN," [first lines])

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"NO TITLE AT ALL..."

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"nobody home"

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"NOT QUITE SO SOON"

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"not too bad"

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"Notations on my Splendid Sorrow"

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"Notations Upon the Universal Eyebrow:"

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"Notes on a Bluebird Flying Past My Window:"

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"notes on a door-knocker"

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"NOTES UPON READING THE C.S. MONITOR." (two versions)

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"NOTES UPON THE FLAXON ASPECT:"

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"notes upon the tigress"

Abstract: [two versions; second version includes poems: "Livin' in a great big way," "warm asses," "what's the use of a title?," "Goodwill," "a bit of early morning action," "this drunk," "another poem about a drunk and then I'll let you go"]
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" 'nother dead..."

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"NOTHING FOR A TITLE"

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"NOTICE"

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"now/ there are still monoplanes" (first lines)

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"now she hates me" (plus one photostat)

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"now you know it's difficult and that's why we kiss walls"

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"the nude dancer"

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"O, WE ARE THE OUTCASTS, O WE BURN IN WONDEROUS FLAME!

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"OAK TREE, OCT. 5, 1971"

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"Octipus"

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"od G. death twist." (first line)

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"OFFICER'S CLUB, A.P.O.: (FOR M.K. AND J.B.)"

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"OH"

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"oh my god, I love everything so much it makes me vomit"

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"old age"

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"an old fan"

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"AN OLD-FASHIONED POEM ON A TIMELESS SUBJECT:" (two versions)

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"THE OLD MAN ON THE CORNER"

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": : : The Old Movies"

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"The Old Woman"

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"ON A GRANT"

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"on Creeley"

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"ON CRUSTS AND SUCH"

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"ON LIGHTING A CIGAR:"

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"On Reading at U.S.C., April 23rd., 1971"

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"on the circuit"

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"on the sidewalks and in the sun"

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"ON THE TRAIN TO DEL MAR'

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"ON THE WAGON"

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"ONCE, JUST ONCE IN THIS DREAM ABOUT SPAIN I SAW A MAN STANDING IN THE DOORWAY..."

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"I/5"

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"One for Blaise Cendrars..."

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" One for Ging, With Klux Top"

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"ONE FOR THE OLD MAN"

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"one hundred dollars"

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"$100" (two versions)

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"$180 out'

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"ONE HUNDRED AND NINETYNINE POUNDS OF CLAY LEANING FORWARD" (two versions)

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"ONE HUNDRED AND NINETYSEVEN DEGREES'

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"ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS== HANGING-ON THE CROSS"

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"one more farewell"

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"one more player gone" (plus one photostat)

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"ONE MORE TIME"

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"one night stands'

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"ONE WITH DANTE"

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"THE ONES WHO COULDN'T MISS'

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"only the truly lost"

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"OPEN ALL NIGHT"

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"the ordinary café of the world"

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"the original'

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"OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN-"

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"our song"

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"our tiny little cross"

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"THE OUT"

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"OUT BEHIND HARVEY'S:" (two versions)

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"Out of the Arms"

Box 17

"over a beer"

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"overtime"

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"the Pact"

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"pain" ("listen, I told him, throwing my 14th beer can" [first line])

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"pain" ("pain covers me like a skin" [first line])

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"pain is the joy of knowing/ the unkindest truths/ that arrive without/ searching" (first stanza)

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"the painter"

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"palm leaves"

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"panties"

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"paper clips"

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"THE PAPER ON THE FLOOR"

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"A PARTY HERE-MACHINEGUNS, TANKS, AN ARMY FIGHTING AGAINST MEN ON ROOFTOPS"

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"THE PAYOFF"

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"PEACE"

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"people"

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"the people"

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"people as flowers"

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"the people, no"

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"PERVERTED POEM-ESSAY OF A MAN SLIDING INTO A UN-NIGGARDLY BARREL OF EXCRETIA AND ASOLOTL"

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"Peterglass Pecker the Size of Mars in Screaming against Cobwebs-"

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"phone call from my 5 year old daughter in Garden Grove"

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"photo"

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"photo of a gazzly drinking water and then walking off down Broadway:"

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"pick-up"

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"pieces of paper"

Box 18

"The Pigeon"

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"Pious as the Arrow, Straight on Through"

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"piss" ("it is terrible to be a genius" [first line])

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"piss" ("we're laying on the bed together" [first line])

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"piss and shit"

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"pizza" (two versions)

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"PLANTS WHICH EASILY WINTER KILL"

Box 18

"platitude: the broken heart"

Box 18

"a plausible finish"

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"PLEA TO A PASSING MAID"

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"pleasure song"

Box 18

"The Pleasures" (two versions)

Box 18

"poem about the mice"

Box 18

"Poem for an Errand Boy in the Year 1941"

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"poem for an x-bank clerk"

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"POEM FOR BARBARA, POEM FOR JANE, POEM FOR FRANCES, POEM FOR ALL OR ANY OF THEM-"

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"poem for Dante"

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"A POEM FOR ED BLAIR"

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"a poem for Elvis P. and Charley the B.:"

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"A POEM FOR ERNEST H.-"

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"POEM FOR JACK MICHELENE"

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"A poem for Jimmy, Lafayette and Red"

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"poem for my brother toy christs to make the nights shorter---"

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"POEM FOR MY DAUGHTER"

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"Poem For Personal Managers:"

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"poem for revolutionaries"

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"POEM FOR THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN SERVICEMAN IN VIETNAM:"

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"A Poem For the Swingers"

Box 18

"a poem for the 3 or 4 who know"

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"Poem for the 22nd. century" (two versions)

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"A POEM IS A CITY"

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"A POEM TO MYSELF"

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"poem written while listening to a classical symphony:"

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"poems'

Box 18

"poet in residence"

Box 18

"POETESS -- FOR S.S.V."

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"poetry"

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"THE POETRY READING"

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"poetry, you whore..."

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"the poet's muse"

Box 18

"the POLICE helicopter"

Box 18

"polish sausage" (two versions)

Box 18

"poor Trochi"

Box 18

"pop pop pop"

Box 18

"POWER FAILURE"

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"Practice"

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"PRAYER FOR BROKEN-HANDED LOVERS"

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"PRAYER OF AN ISOLATIONIST:" (two versions)

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"praying for a best seller" (two versions)

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"the priest in the pantry"

Box 18

"private first class"

Box 18

"the problem with concrete poetry is the same as the problem with concrete people"

Box 18

"the problem with the English departments of/ our land" (first two lines)

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"problems about the other woman"

Box 18

"the professors"

Box 18

"the proud thin dying"

Box 18

"pull a string, a puppet moves..."

Box 18

"Punch down lions"

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"PURPLE AND BLACK"

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"?"

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"radio"

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"rain" (two versions)

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"rat poison"

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"rats"

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"raw"

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"raw with love (for n.w.)" (two versions)

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"the reading"

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"the red porsche"

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"REGULAR GRIND: the coffee life"

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"REMAINS"

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"REXAL CUT*RATE, 4:30 P.M.:"

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"Rhyming Poem" "RIOT"

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"ROBERT RYAN: AMERICAN MATADOR" (two versions)

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"THE ROCK"

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"rolled"

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"ROLLED AGAIN"

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"A ROLLING POEM"

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"THE ROPE OF GLASS (for him)"

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"rosary for a once tenderness"

Box 18

"Roses are red violets are blue" (two versions)

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"ROUND TRIP (FOR T.H.)"

Box 18

"ROYAL. TAB CLEAR. TAB SET. MAR REL. BACK SPACE:"

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"S.R.O."

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"sad-eyed mules of men" (two versions)

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"sailing up your yellow river"

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"same game" (two versions)

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"Same Old Thing, Shakespeare Through Mailer"

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"THE SANDWICH"

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"SARTRE WILL SHAVE, "

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"SAVE THE PIER"

Box 19

"THE SCALE"

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"the scene" (two versions)

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"SCISSORS FOR SUMMER + FALL + [?]"

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"SCREAMS FROM THE CAGE"

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"THE SCREW-GAME"

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"THE SEA WALKED IN AND OUT..."

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"SEE CLARK GABLE, ALMOST REAL ENOUGH TO FART..."

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"THE SEMINAR (dedicated to my betters)" (plus one leaf of earlier version)

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"sensible brush, sleeping/ flower, I awaken" (first lines)

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"TEHE SEPARATE EYE"

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"the serious boys..."

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"SEVEN FEET BY THREE AND ONE HALF FEET TALL"

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"the 7 horse AND OTHER THINGS"

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"75 MILLION DOLLARS"

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"the sewer"

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"THE SEX FIENDS"

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"share the pain"

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"the sharks"

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"she lost weight"

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"sheets" (two versions)

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"shines and looks"

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"shit" (two versions)

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"the shit shits" (two versions)

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"shoelace"

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"THE SHOELACE"

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"SHOOT THE GOAT THROUGH THE HEAD AND PAINT THE BONES GREEN-" (two versions)

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"the shooting of the sperm and the shooting up with love is only a partial process."

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"short order"

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"six"

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"6 A.M."

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"I6 Jap Machinegun Bullets Anywhere Forever. . ."

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"6:21 P.M."

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"sleeping woman"

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"slim killers"

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"small time advice"

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"A Smart Girl"

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"smiling, shining, singing"

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"THE SMOKING CAR" (two versions)

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"snakes + spiders"

Box 19

"so big black boy leaves with threats and/ his bad poetry " (first two lines)

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"society should realize. . . ."

Box 19

"THE SOLAR MASS: SOUL: GENESIS AND GEOTROPISM:" (two versions)

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"solid mahogeny"

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"Solid State Marty"

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"some men are islands"

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"some order is finally what me might be after." (first line)

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"some picnic"

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"something about a cat"

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"Something About a Woman"

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"something about the action:"

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"something on Berlioz"

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"sometimes it is nice to/ have them all about/ in their various/ colored dresses and/ neurosis. . ." (first stanza)

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"song" (two versions)

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"Song for this softly-sweeping sorrow. . ." (two versions)

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"song of the hermit"

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"SONG OF THE VANQUISED"

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"A Song to the Glorious Lonely" (two versions)

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"Songs of Death"

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"Sons of Your Dreams" (plus one photostat)

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"soul"

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"the souls of the dead animals"

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"a sound in the brush" (two versions)

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"Soup, Cosmos and Tears"

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"space"

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"SPAIN SITS LIKE A HIDDEN FLOWER IN MY COFFEEPOT"

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"sparrow" (two versions)

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"the spider"

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"a split" (two versions)

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"stag" (two versions)

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"stand it up in the darkening light"

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"STARVE, GO[D] MAD, OR KILL YOURSELF" (two versions)

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"starving sunset" (two versions)

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"THE STATUS Q. For ME and Yew. . ."

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"STOP DRINKING, DRINKING, DRINKING. . ."

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"story and poem"

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"The Stranger"

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"the strangest sight you ever did see-"

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"the strangest thing"

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"stravinsky"

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"streaking* (*running naked through a crowd so quickly that one is hardly taken note of)"

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"style" ("keep me strong in tiny rooms crawling with roaches" [first line])

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"style" ("style is the answer to everything-" [first line]) (two versions)

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"Success"

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"summer"

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'The Sun is the God of the Artic"

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"the sun itself, I gueess, is the only thing that doesn't need the love of luck-"

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"the sun, the bushes, the hell of it-"

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"sunlight, and nightime thoughts"

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"Sunset and Western"

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"THE SWAN"

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"SWASTIKA STAR BUTTONED TO MY ASS"

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"T.H.I.A.L.H."

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"TALKS IN ROOM 109 WITH ONE-EYED HARRY:"

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"Tapioca"

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"tarot"

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"teeth"

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"telephone"

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"telephone wire"

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"TERROR"

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"that Chinaman did right"

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"that liberating movement"

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"that one"

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"there are demons in all our heavens" (two versions)

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"THERE IS SOMETHING VERY UGLY ABOUT CIRCUSES AND PICNICS TOO-"

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"there's people in places where snow lives"

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"THESE MAD WINDOWS THAT TASTE LIFE AND CUT ME IF I GO THROUGH THEM" (two versions)

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"THESE THINGS"

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"they brought me chance and hope and feeling, in a place of no chance, no hope, no feeling." (plus one photostat)

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"this drunk"

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"THIS EVER HAPPEN TO GORKY OR MAILER?"

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"this grace we steady"

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"THIS IS THE WAY IT GOES AND GOES AND GOES"

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"this is the way it works. . ."

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"this night"

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"this one"

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"this one poet"

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"THOSE DAYS" (two versions)

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"those sons of bitches"

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"a thousand armies, armies. . ." (two versions)

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"THOUSANDS OF POUNDS UPON A DIRTY RIBBON. . ."

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"a threat to my immortality" (two versions)

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"3 Lovers"

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"3:I6 and one half. . ."

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"3 young cops"

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"THROUGH THE STREETS OF ANYWHERE"

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"tigers (FOR BLAKE) (ONE WM.)"

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"TIGHT BLACK PANTS"

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"TIGHT PINK DRESS"

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"the time I took THIS alky to a high class play"

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"tired of wild and vacant eyes"

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"to a critic of sorts:"

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"to go on a little small while"

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"TO HELL WITH ROBERT SCHUMANN"

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"To-me poem: with bomb attached-"

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"to the ABOVE:"

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"to weep in her hair"

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"tonalities upon distances of frustration and exhilaration-"

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"tonight" ("tonight/ I have 2 spiders along a crack in the wall" [first lines]) (this is poem #2 and is filed under the title of poem #1: "THE END")

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"TONIGHT" ("your sex is my salvation" [first line])

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"TOUGH LUCK"

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"Tougher than Corned Beef Hash-"

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"tragedy is my bacon"

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"A TRAGIC STORY'

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"A TRAINRIDE IN HELL"

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"transgression upon the senses" (first line)

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": : : Transition"

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"transplant" (two versions)

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"trap"

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"the trash men" (two versions)

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"the triangle"

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"trilerr suller dinner talba/ springs attach" (first two lines)

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"TROUBLE WITH SPAIN"

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"A Tuesday South of the North Pole"

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"TUNE OFF THE SIDE OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN DREAM"

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"tv" (two versions)

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"12:18 a.m."

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"12,000 DOLLARS IN 3 MONTHS. . .

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"12, 12, 72: The Harry Truman Deathbed Blues"

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"12-24-74"

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"29 chilled grapes"

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"twisting sheets"

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"2 a.m. in the afternoon ha HA with my foot asleep. . ."

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"2 carnations" (two versions)

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"2-ezra-buk"

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"2 FLIES"

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"2 horseollars"

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"200 yards from the surf"

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"200 Years"

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"2 immortal poems" (two versions)

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"2 men with blue arm bands meet me/ outside my apartment house/ door." (first lines)

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"2 spiders, and the wind. . ." (two versions)

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"2347 Duane" (two versions)

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"2,294"

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"under"

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"THE UNDERGROUND" (three versions)

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"UNDERWOOD-made in u.s.a."

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"AN UNHAPPY LADY" (two versions)

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"uninvolvment" (two versions)

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'UPON A JUSTIFICATION [?]"

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"UPON AN INVITATION TO A PARTY IN WEST L.A., WHICH I DIDN'T GO TO:"

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"Upon Going to Bed with a Copy of COSMOPOLITAN:"

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"UPON LISTENING TO SOMETHING BY ONE H. BERLIOZ"

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"UPON LISTENING TO SYMPHONY MUSIC WHILE DRUNK:"

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"Upon Shaving a 52 year old Face:"

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"UPON THIS SACRED ATROCITY OF BREATHING-"

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"UPON 2 DEATHS"

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"UPPER CASE"

Box 20

"URAGUAY OR HELL"

Box 20

"Use of the Continuous Present"

Box 20

"UTAH"

Box 21

"VACANCY"

Box 21

"Vacation in Greece"

Box 21

"Vallejo" ("it is hard to find a man" [first line]) (two versions)

Box 21

"Vallejo" ("Vallejo, he asked me, what'd he do?" [first line]) (plus one photostat)

Box 21

"the vast area of space nothingness with snakes crawling through me and you and everything-"

Box 21

"Vegetables"

Box 21

"Venice, Calif."

Box 21

"VERY"

Box 21

"a very dramatic man" (two versions)

Box 21

"a very sad story"

Box 21

"the vile world of windows and hammers-"

Box 21

"the violin player" (two versions)

Box 21

"the virgins of the bulls" (two versions)

Box 21

"THE VISIONS OF MY EXISTENCE LIKE STARTLED BLACKBIRDS:"

Box 21

"A visitor from Canada"

Box 21

"a visitor sits on my couch"

Box 21

"the voice of the Bukowski"

Box 21

"VOICE on the telephone:"

Box 21

"voices"

Box 21

"THE WAILING WALL" (two versions)

Box 21

"THE WAITRESS"

Box 21

"WAR AND PIECE"

Box 21

"war war war"

Box 21

"WARBLE IN -----"

Box 21

"A Warm Afternoon Just Off Sunset Blvd."

Box 21

"warm asses"

Box 21

"WARNING"

Box 21

"warts"

Box 21

"WASTE BASKET"

Box 21

"watchdog"

Box 21

"the watermelon life"

Box 21

"the wax job"

Box 21

"the way"

Box 21

"A way to make it" (two versions)

Box 21

"we can't"

Box 21

"WE DO OUR WORK"

Box 21

"WE, THE ARTISTS-"

Box 21

"Weep Not, Freind:"

Box 21

"well, boys, I have invented a new method for writing POETRY, you see all you do is put this: $$$ to indicate gauze" (first lines)

Box 21

"A WELL*KNOWN POET AND MYSELF"

Box 21

"well, now that Ezra has died. . ." (two versions plus one photostat)

Box 21

"we'll sleep together/ tonight" (first lines)

Box 21

"WE'RE THE SAME"

Box 21

"Westerly Winds" (two versions)

Box 21

"WET NIGHT"

Box 21

"WHAT A MAN I WAS"

Box 21

"WHAT I READ ABOUT WHEN I'M NOT FEELING GOOD:"

Box 21

"WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE TROUBLE GENTLEMENT"

Box 21

"what we did" (two versions)

Box 21

"WHAT'S THE USE OF A TITLE?"

Box 21

"When a girl 21 years younger than you comes bearing gifts, beware. . .(LK.)"

Box 21

"when a woman first meets you"

Box 21

"WHEN THE DEVIL CAME ON OUT FOR LOVE"

Box 21

"When the Violets Roar at the Sun They'll Set Us Free"

Box 21

"When You Wait For The Dawn To Crawl Through The Screen Like a Burglar To Take Your Life Away -"

Box 21

"where are you now?"

Box 21

"WHICH SCARES ME MORE THAN EVER"

Box 21

"WHILE SITTING IN A BAR ON SUNSET BOOLEVARD-"

Box 21

"while waiting for the bomb to drop"

Box 21

"whiskey sour"

Box 21

"THE WHITE HORSE" (two versions)

Box 21

"white, red and brown"

Box 21

"THE WHORES OF AMSTERDAM"

Box 21

"WHO'S THE OLD GUY JUMPING AROUND IN HIS SHORTS?" (two versions)

Box 21

"WHY ARE ALL YOUR POEMS PERSONAL?"

Box 21

"wide and revolving"

Box 21

"THE WILD" (three versions)

Box 21

"THE WINDOWS SWEAT, THE SHADES ARE DOWN" (two versions)

Box 21

"THE WINE AND THE CANTOS"

Box 21

"WINTERLOST"

Box 21

"the wisdom to quit"

Box 21

"a withering of the speech and the way"

Box 21

"woman in the supermarket"

Box 21

"the women"

Box 21

"the word"

Box 21

"THE WORD CAN BE THE DAMNDEST POINSON OF THEM ALL"

Box 21

"A WORLD, REALLY -" (two versions)

Box 21

"THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOSER" (two versions)

Box 21

"WORMS"

Box 21

"THE WOUND SITS OPEN, UNWASHED AND SMEARED. . ."

Box 21

"THE WRITER"

Box 21

"WRONG CRAPPER"

Box 21

"YA KNOW, BEETHOVEN CONDUCTED HIS LAST SYMPHONY WHILE ALMOST TOTALLY DEAF?"

Box 21

"Yankee Doodle" (two versions)

Box 21

"YELLOW"

Box 21

"YELLOW CARS"

Box 21

"YES" ("the classical heights of the damned are/ often wished for" [first lines])

Box 21

"yes" ("the one who might cry/ at your funeral" [first lines])

Box 21

"yes, yes" ("violence, wealth, indecision, hangnails and/ claustrophobia" [first lines])

Box 21

"YES YES" ("when God created love He didn't help most" [first line])

Box 21

"you can't jail the murdered"

Box 21

"YOU DO IT WHILE YOU'RE KILLING FLIES"

Box 21

"You Might as Well Kiss Your Ass Goodbye. . ." (two versions)

Box 21

"you see, she said, unless you look at the world you'll never know what's there." (entire poem) (plus photostat)

Box 21

"YOU SMOKE A CIGARETTE"

Box 21

"you'll be moaning and groaning in your poems..." (two versions)

Box 21

"you'll never know" (plus photostat)

Box 21

"THE YOUNG LADY WHO LIVES IN CANOGA PARK"

Box 21

"your body is filled..."

Box 21

"your own toilet"

Box 21

"YOURS FOR TROUT"

Box 21

"ZEEBEARING" (two versions)

Box 21

"zoo" ("and the elephants are caked with mud and tired" [first line])

Box 21

"zoo" ("the way that huge turtle is slung inside a shell and . . ."[first line])

 

Subseries 2.  Spiral Notebooks

Scope and Content Note

Includes holographic drafts of poems, many with revisions; also drawings, doodles, notes, and lists. Generally undated, but some seem to be ca. 1964.
Box 22: 1

No. 1

Abstract: [Includes the poems "WAR," "THE MIND KEEPS GROWING," [first line] "BLACK SPELL," "WATER PITCHER" [published under "one for the old man"], "MADE," "DON'T KNOCK BEFORE NOON," "A CALIFORNIANS VIEW OF A MISTY LEGEND," "THE DEATH OF T.S. ELIOT AND MYSELF," "THE BEAST;" and letter to Jon and Lou Webb w/drawing dated L.A. 10-25-64.)]
Box 22: 2

No. 2

Abstract: [Includes the poems "THE FOCUS OF DEATH" [first line] w/ drawing dated 5-4-64, "IN THE HANK'S MOUTH IS . . ." [first line], "AL CAPONE AND THE DIAMONDS," "ON CHECKING THE WHORES IN SPANGLE'S BAR:," "THE LADY IN VELVET PANTS," "MAMA," NON-PARTICULAR AND CONTINUING THOTS OF VERY LITTLE CONSOLATION AGAINST THE KNIFE," "BEFORE THE SLAYING OF THE BULL LET THE LADIES PAINT THEIR LIPS AND SMILE," "SUNDAY NIGHT;" and drawings.)]
Box 22: 3

No. 3

Abstract: [Includes the poems "A BAD NIGHT," "NATURE POEM," "LIFE NEAR SUNSET BLVD.," "GETTING THERE," "A BAD NIGHT AND DON'T BLAMETHE BOURBON," "THE STATUS Q. FOR ME AND YOU," and letter to Jon and Lou Webb n.d.)]
Box 22: 4

No. 4

Abstract: [Includes the poems "FUNKY TALENT," "ROOM 9 OUTSIDE THE BRASS MOON," "MY TONIGHT IS WILDER THAN ATOMIC WARFARE;" and drawings n.d.)]
Box 22: 5

No. 5

Abstract: [Includes short prose pieces "NOTATIONS FROM A MUDDLED INDOLENCE," "NEW YORK," "NOTES," and the poems "DOS PASSOS" and "MARRIAGE" n.d.)]
Box 22: 6

No. 6

Abstract: [Includes the poems "BIG NIGHT," "SHOT OF RED-EYE," IGNIS FATUUS," "PEOPLE LIKE FLOWERS," "FROM THE FLOOR," "THE BODY," "CHILDREN IN THE SKY," "THE CURTAIN SMOKES A CIGARETTE" [first line], "WINTER 44TH YEAR;" and drawings and letter to Willie, dated March 23, 1964.)]
Box 22: 7

No. 7

Abstract: [Includes the poems "SNOW BRACERO," "TYPEWRITER," "A FINE DAY AND THE WORLD LOOKS GOOD," "A TABLE OF VILE ECCOPLASM" [first line], "STARVED INTO STEAM OF LIFE LIKE FIRE," "FOR THE FUZZ WHO WROTE THE TICKET;" and drawings n.d.)]
Box 22: 8

No. 8

Abstract: [Includes the poems "THE DROWNING OF THE ANTS," "SICKNESS," "TROUBLE TO DIE," "THE OLD WOMAN;" and short prose piece: "THE CROWD AT THE TRACK [first line] n.d.)]
Box 22: 9

No. 9

Abstract: [Includes the poems "SOMEBODY KNOCKING," "THE CAT," "REUNION," "THE INTELLECTUAL," "IN DEFENSE OF WHORES," "REFUSAL," "I-ah-WA!!," "AS I LAY DYING;" and drawings n.d.)]
Box 22: 10

No. 10

Abstract: [Includes the poems "THE BATHROOM," "HELL," "KITE STRING," "THE TIME WE ATE A PEAR," "MAMA NORMAN'S," "A LETTER FROM HELL," "ROADS, WINDOWS," "A NOTE ON REJECTION SLIPS," "GENET," "RED AND GOLD PAINT," "GOOD HUMOR BE DAMNED ICECREAM," "MY HAND IS RUNNING EMPTY BELLY-;" and drawings n.d.)]
Box 22: 11

No. 11

Abstract: [Includes the poems "SUCH DISTURBING GRACE OF SERVITUDE STILL CREAMS THE NEW AND GRIMEY MASSES, BUT NOT ME-," "A TABLE BY THE WALL," "FOR A GIRLFRIEND OF THE FUTURE," "GUILLOTINE," "ON GOING OUT TO GET THE MAIL," "WHAT A PIECE OF ASS!," "NOTES ON AN UNDELIGHTED EXISTENCE;" and prose piece "A RAMBLING ESSAY ON POETICS AND THE BROODING LIFE WHILE DRINKING A SIX-PACK;" and letters: 1 to Douglas Blazek [n.d.] and 1 to Taylor dated Jan. 1, 1965; and race track stub tipped in [31 July 1965] and drawings.)]
Box 22: 12

No. 12

Abstract: [Includes the poems "FLOWER," "ARCHILOCHS KNEW HOW," "THE TERROR OF THE BREATH UPON THE HAND," "YOUR DEATH WILL BE ONE MORE AND ALL OUR NAMES FINALLY USELESS," "ON THE DESOLATION OF CREATIVITY AND THE FALSENESS OF THE WORLD," "BIRD," "LIKE ALL THE YEARS WASTED MAYBE NOT ANYMORE--,""PIPELINE TO KAPA" [earlier version of published poem "letter from too far], "SOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON" [earlier version of published poem "birth"], "THE CREATIVE LIFE," "my god, my mother, most holy thing: shaken and awaken the drunken hell of myself and save me!," "NO MAN IS A WHAT??," "THE SADNESS OF RAINPIPES AND (?)," "POEM FOR JON AND LOUISE WEBB," "THE MOON WILL SEE ALL THIS AND RECORD IT AND PUNISH THE PERFIDIOUS BASTARDS," "WHILE FLAT ON MY BACK LOOKING UP AT THIS:," "POEM FOR WILLIAM CORRINGTON WHOSE NOVEL PLEADS THE TWISTED MOUTH OF A MOPDANT (?) SOUTH:," "TO A GIRL IN MARCH WIND WITH NYLON PURE WONDERMENT OF CALVE AND KNEE," "MESSAGE FOR A CHILD WHO CANNOT READ," "MAN MEETS GOD WHEN MONEY DOESN'T COUNT" [dated DEC. 25th 1964], "EPITAPH FOR THE ROCK OVER MY HEAD THAT DIVIDES THE FLIGHT OF THE LOW-FLYING SWALLOWS: [SAYING I GET A ROCK.].)]
 

Subseries 3.  Vangelisti, Paul

Scope and Content Note

Typescript poems sent to Vangelisti, along with cover letter dated December ?, 1970.
Box 23

"ah"

Box 23

"The American Flag Shirts"

Box 23

"the bums at Phillipe's"

Box 23

"drinking"

Box 23

"5 MEN IN BLACK PASSING MY WINDOW"

Box 23

"THE HATRED FOR HEMINGWAY"

Box 23

"here"

Box 23

"last act"

Box 23

"THE LAST DAYS OF THE SUICIDE KID"

Box 23

"A Most Dark Night in April"

Box 23

"oh"

Box 23

"OR GROWING A BEARD OR GETTING A CREWCUT OR STANDING ON THE CORNER SWEATING AND LOOKING WISE THE PROCESS OF CONTINUING IS POSSIBLE."

Box 23

"pleasure song"

Box 23

"ROLLED AGAIN"

Box 23

"the shower"

Box 23

"Songs of Death"

Box 23

"style"

Box 23

"29 CHILLED GRAPES"

Box 23

"2 carnations"

Box 23

"UPON 2 DEATHS"

Box 23

"THE WRITER"

Box 23

"YOU MIGHT AS WELL KISS YOUR ASS GOODBYE"

Box 23

"ZOO"

 

Subseries 4.  Separate Purchase ca. 1972-1976

Scope and Content Note

Typescript signed poems, many with handwritten corrections.
Box 23

"a beautiful day"

Box 23

"THE LIE"

Box 23

"me and my doc"

Box 23

"no man is an island"

Box 23

"one more player gone"

Box 23

"outside of my window:"

Box 23

"platitude: the broken heart"

Box 23

"the professors"

Box 23

"under"

 

Subseries 5.  Martin Collection

Scope and Content Note

Poems/versions, acquired from John Martin and arranged alphabetically by title. Some signed/initialed, many illustrated, some holographic revisions. Many of these poems appear in It Catches My Heart in Its Hand (1963), Crucifix in a Deathhand (1965), At Terror Street and Agony Way (1968), Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window (1968), The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills (1969), and The Roominghouse Madrigals (1988).
Box 24

"ABOUT THE MURDER OF AN ELEPHANT IN A NEW JERSEY HOTEL ROOM:"

Box 24

"ACADEMICS ARE FOR THOSE WHO CAN RIDE A BIG HORSE-"

Box 24

"ACROBATS, BULLFIGHT POSTERS, A WHITE ROOSTER AND DEATH"

Box 24

'all big ass of yellow dream"

Box 24

"american xpress, athens, greece:"

Box 24

"AND THE MOON AND THE STARS AND THE WORLD:"

Box 24

"THE ANIMAL" (two versions)

Box 24

"AN ANSWER TO THE KNOCKS ON MY WALLS"

Box 24

"THE ARIEL GIFT OF FALLING THREW GLOOM FOREVER"

Box 24

"assassination is me/ unable to sleep/ burning for mercy" (first lines)

Box 24

"THE ASSHOLE TWITCH:"

Box 24

"BARCELONA IN THE SPRING IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING"

Box 24

"BAYONETS IN CANDLELIGHT"

Box 24

"THE BEAST"

Box 24

"big bastard with a sword"

Box 24

"bi-lateral symmetry and the presence of hemoglobin. . ."

Box 24

"bird"

Box 24

"the blackbirds are rough today" (two versions)

Box 24

"THE BONES OF MY UNCLE"

Box 24

"the breasts"

Box 24

"the bulldozer has come and/ torn down/ 8 houses" (first lines)

Box 24

"BURN, BAYBEE, BURNE!" (five versions)

Box 24

"BUY A PIANO"

Box 24

"CAT"

Box 24

"the cat"

Box 24

"THE CHERRIES OF SPRING AND OTHER THINGS LIKE MICE WILL COME AGAIN"

Box 24

"A CONVERSATION ON MORALITY, ETERNITY AND COPULATION:"

Box 24

"CRUCIFIX IN A DEATHHAND"

Box 24

"the curtains are waving and live poeple walk through the afternoon here and in Berlin and in New York city and in Mexico"

Box 24

"The Dead Dragon of Bayreuth"

Box 24

"death all the way, wire to wire, say I:08 I/5 for 6 furlongs-" (two versions)

Box 24

"THE DEATH OF T. S. ELIOT AND MYSELF"

Box 24

"THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD POET AND A BAD ONE IS LUCK"

Box 24

"THE DIRTY FINGERNAILS OF THESE LOS ANGELES GUTTERS"

Box 24

"dirty joke"

Box 24

"the dirty laundry of our history"

Box 24

"the dirtyiest game and the heat's always on"

Box 24

"THE DISPOITI ON OF THE FLESH:"

Box 24

"THE DOG"

Box 24

"THE DOGS" ("the dirty dogs of Egypt" [first line])

Box 24

"the dogs" (first,/ there is the insolence of breathing" [first lines])

Box 25

"DON'T WORRY ABOUT MONEY" (two versions)

Box 25

"DRAWING OF A BAND CONCERT ON A MATCHBOX:"

Box 25

"DUST SUDS DUST DISERATJACJBKII? DISTERTATION. . .."

Box 25

"EARLY MORNING BEER AND NOT MUCH ELSE:"

Box 25

"86'd" (two versions)

Box 25

"n eliose eclair against wet grapes:"

Box 25

"the eye-socket worm cries for dignity along with the Fall leaves-" (two versions)

Box 25

"fear not, grow still the eyes of Milton-" (two versions)

Box 25

"15 sparrows in a bush see the sparrows in the bush told my little girl"

Box 25

"A FINE DAY"

Box 25

"FINISH"

Box 25

"fire"

Box 25

"FIRE SALE"

Box 25

"flower"

Box 25

"food"

Box 25

"A FOOL IN GREENWICH VILLAGE"

Box 25

"FOR A FRIEND"

Box 25

"FOR CHRIST'S SAKE, GET WITH IT!"(first lines)

Box 25

"for 5 years I have been looking across/ at the side of a red apartment house,/" (first lines)

Box 25

"For Jane"

Box 25

"FOR MANY OF THOSE WHO THINK THEY QUIETLY KNOW WHILE TUGGING AT THEIR NEATLY-TRIMMED HALF-BEARDS:"

Box 25

"FOR MY FRIEND SAM WHO MADE IT GOOD:"

Box 25

"40 cigarettes"

Box 25

"4:30 A.M."

Box 25

"A FREEDOM MARCH FOR DRUNKS"

Box 25

"freedom: the unmolested eagle of myself" (three versions)

Box 25

"THE FROZEN FLOWER OF THE HEART" "THE FUNNY PAPER AND/OR COMIC LIFE" (written on page 3 of the poem "NOTES OF AN UNDELIGHTED EXISTENCE")

Box 25

"Gallop into dream afar and to hell with afterbirth-"

Box 25

"GUILT OBSESSION BEHIND A CLOUD OF ROCKETS:"

Box 25

"the hairy hairy fists, and love will die"

Box 25

"HANGOVER AND SICK LEAVE-"

Box 25

"Hard Way:"

Box 25

"h-bomb" ("and it's damn well time to sleep" [first line])

Box 25

"H-Bomb" ("merciless bat/ slipped from the/ tombs" [first lines])

Box 25

"THE HELL OF IT IS TO THROW AWAY REJECTED POEMS THAT SEEM TO SAY SOMETHING ANYHOW EVEN IF PERHAPS NOT TOO WELL-"

Box 25

"here came the people"

Box 25

"Holy Bleeds and Burns the Axel"

Box 25

"Hospital"

Box 25

"HOT AND COLD RUNNING WATER"

Box 25

"I AM ALWAYS WRITING A POEM" (two versions)

Box 25

"I SAW A KINGDOM"

Box 25

"I WAS BORN TO HEAR SONGS OF PAIN SUNG TO ME" (three versions)

Box 25

"I WAS HER LOVER'

Box 25

"I will never ride a horse along the sands of Normandy or against the sides of your brain, lilac-raining like it is tonight. . .."

Box 25

"I WISH TO HELL I COULD GET TUESDAY'S NEWSPAPER SCRAPED UP"

Box 25

"ICE FOR THE EAGLES"

Box 25

"icecream"

Box 25

"IF YOU TEETH YOUR VOWELS WITH THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF VULGARITY:"

Box 25

"IMPERFECTION SAYS GRACE"

Box 26

"IN A SOUTHERN CITY:"

Box 26

"IN DEFENSE OF WHORES"

Box 26

"IN THIS-"

Box 26

"THE INJUSTICE OF SITTING AROUND WONDERING AND WAITING"

Box 26

"Inside my room at the corner of night with the lady below pounding on my floor against these typewriter sounds. . ."

Box 26

"AN INTRODUCTION TO THESE POEMS" (originally written as an introduction for "Crucifix in a Deathhand"

Box 26

"AN INVASION FROM MARS"

Box 26

"IT'S GOOD FOR THE FLOWERS"

Box 26

"Ivan the Terrible" (two versions)

Box 26

"John Dillinger and Le Chasseur Maudit"

Box 26

"KILL IT! I'll pay the phone/ bill if you kill it! you are the best/ rug seller in the city of/ Pasadena!" (first lines)

Box 26

"A KILLER GETS READY"

Box 26

"A KIND OF LECTURE ON A DULL DAY WHEN THERE ISN'T EVEN A FLY AROUND TO KILL"

Box 26

"Kite String"

Box 26

"Letter from a Lady of Some Talent--" (two versions; published under the title: "letter from too far"

Box 26

"A LETTER FROM PARIS"

Box 26

"THE LETTERS FROM EUROPE"

Box 26

"listen, friend-"

Box 26

"A LITTLE SLEEP AND PEACE OF SILENCE"

Box 26

"love iz like jelly" (first line)

Box 26

"THE MADNESS OF THE WINDOWS"

Box 26

"#,XXX,"##"#fk-y, bast.rd, or MEMO TO CARL LARSEN:"

Box 26

"the millionaire" (two versions)

Box 26

"Minnie-" (two versions)

Box 26

"morning"

Box 26

"MOTHER AND GOD AND COUNTRY"

Box 26

"THE MUSHROOM FEAST"

Box 26

"my good god"

Box 26

"MY GRASS HANDS WILL SHOVE-"

Box 26

"Naturally"

Box 26

"the new place"

Box 26

"THE NEW YORKER"

Box 26

"9 TRASHCANS"

Box 26

"99,000 birds"

Box 26

"?NO MAN IS A WHAT??(ISLAND?)?"

Box 26

"NO MONEY DOWN, $5 MONTHLY"

Box 26

"nocturne"

Box 26

"NON*PARTICULAR AND CONTINUING THOTS OF VERY LITTLE CONSOLATION AGAINST THE KNIFE"

Box 26

"notations on a muddled indolence" (two versions)

Box 26

"NOTATIONS ON THE ASPECT OF [?]"

Box 26

"NOTES ON A BLUEBIRD FLYING PAST MY WINDOW:"

Box 26

"NOTES ON AN UNDELIGHTED EXISTENCE:" (plus poem: "THE FUNNYPAPER AND/OR COMIC LIFE" [pg.3])

Box 26

"now"

Box 26

"O, WE ARE THE OUTCASTS, O WE BURN IN WONDEROUS FLAME" (earlier untitled version)

Box 26

"an object of motion"

Box 26

"An Offshore Place"

Box 26

"ON THE DESOLATION OF CREATIVITY AND THE FALSENESS OF THE WORLD:"

Box 26

"ON THE SAWING OFF OF THE HEADS OF SEA-MAIDENS"

Box 26

"One for the Old Man" (filed under "water pitcher"--earlier version and title)

Box 26

"ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS-HANGING-ON THE CROSS:"

Box 26

"ORANGE:"

Box 26

"the ox, me, I am cold tonight" (first line)

Box 26

"PAINT YOUR FENCE GREEN"

Box 26

"PALE BLUE EYES: (.) (.) AND BREASTS AND EVERYTHING" (two versions)

Box 26

"PAPERBACK" (this is an earlier version of the poem titled: "Dear Friend")

Box 26

"THE PAPERMAN"

Box 26

"people AS flowers"

Box 26

"THE PERCENTAGES"

Box 26

"a piece of paper from flat on my back" (two versions)

Box 26

"POEM FOR A CIGARETTE GIRL" (typed on pages 4 & 5 of the poem "'What do you think Suck-Jaws is doing?' ' Probably playing with the pee-hole'"

Box 26

"POEM FOR ENRIQUE BALANOS: FIGHTER"

Box 26

"POEM FOR THE FUTURE:"

Box 26

"POEM FOR MY DAUGHTER TELEPHONE, WAVING FLOWER IN THE WIND & THE DEAD BONES OF MY HEART"-"

Box 26

"POETESS: FOR S.S.U."

Box 26

"A PORK CHOP GOODBYE"

Box 26

"THE POWERFUL WAY OF MISERY IS L(IK)E A GLAD(IO)LA BL(OO)M***ING"

Box 26

"QUICKER"

Box 26

"RATS"

Box 26

"RED VIOLETS BOILING"

Box 26

"A REPORT UPON THE CONSUMPTION OF MYSELF**"

Box 26

"revolution begins with the taps of the roaches #cries"

Box 26

"RIMBAUD BE DAMNED: I HAVE WITHSTOOD 99,000 SEASONS IN HELL AND I STILL LOOK DOWN INTO THIS GLASS WONDERING, WONDERING"

Box 26

"rosebitch"

Box 26

"ROW ON ROW POEM FOR ALL THE RATS IN TIN SHACKS AND NO TOILETS"

Box 26

"run before they chop you down in this movie-like setting: ah ah ah ah zhizz ah mama oooo my" (and early version of published poem "UPON THE EDUCATION OF A MIDDLE-AGED WHORE" [pg. 5])

Box 26

"7TH RACE, WHEN THE ANGELS SWANG LOW AND BURNED"

Box 26

"THE SEX-OBSESSED LADIES WALKING BY ME AFTER WORK-"

Box 26

"SIMPLE ENOUGH"

Box 26

"Singing is Fire" (two versions)

Box 26

"6 A.M."

Box 26

"6 X 9"

Box 26

"sleep'

Box 26

"Sleeping Woman"

Box 26

"SNEAK ME SOMEPLACE FAR FROM CRUEL TIME AND EVERYTHING"

Box 26

"Sour Ghost"

Box 26

"SPAIN SITS LIKE A HIDDEN FLOWER IN MY COFFEEPOT" (two versions)

Box 26

"STRAIGHT DOWN THE NECKTIE"

Box 26

"the sun is beginning to rise up over the/ buildings, I walk in and the girls/ cross the legs that were so slyly parted the/ night before," (first lines)

Box 26

"SUNLIGHT ON THE ANTS OF A KITCHEN SINK"

Box 26

"talent"

Box 26

"THE I0 COUNT"

Box 26

"thermometer"

Box 26

"THESE VELVET PANTS KIND OF DONE UP IN SQUARES LIKE A BED QUILT"

Box 26

"this night is frozen horses/ bowwowwow, a line of skin/ between the damndest places/ this night a" (first lines)

Box 26

"Till Euelenspiegal and Me"

Box 26

"TO GO TO ENGLAND AND DO THE JOYCE THING"

Box 26

"TO HELL WITH ROBERT SCHUMANN"

Box 26

"TO THE ACADEMIANS, AND THOSE FIRST BOX FRONT, OPERA:"

Box 26

"TO THE FUZZ WHO GAVE ME MY THIRD TRAFFIC TICKET THIS YEAR:"

Box 26

"traffic ticket"

Box 26

"2 hours of our time. . ."

Box 26

"UNDERWOOD: A COLD WOMAN"

Box 26

"UPON THE EDUCATION OF A MIDDLE-AGED WHORE" (typed on page 5 of the poem "run before they chop you down in this movie-like setting:")

Box 26

"URAGUAY OR HELL"

Box 26

"V. G. and 9 innings of this-"

Box 26

"THE VANILLA AGE OF GARDEN DREAMS"

Box 26

"vat" (two versions)

Box 26

"the vile world of windows and hammers. . ."

Box 26

"VISIT"

Box 26

"war"

Box 26

"watch dog"

Box 26

"WATER STEEL AND CRISTLE HOLY"

Box 26

"water pitcher" (published under title: "One for the Old Man")

Box 26

"weary curls the worm"

Box 26

"THE WEATHER IS HOT ON THE BACK OF MY WATCH"

Box 26

"'What do you think Suck-Jaws is doing?' 'Probably playing with the pee-hole.'" (plus poem on pages 4 & 5: "POEM FOR A CIGARETTE GIRL"

Box 26

"what so much do you want as godly fancy rhyme and/ talk of truth/ or more than spinach or shinola?" (first lines)

Box 26

"WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN A ROOM WITH A BROOM GOING, YOU KNOW YOU OUGHT TO SHAVE"

Box 26

"WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE?"

Box 26

"THE WHITE COMES BACK"

Box 26

"Who Killed the Angels?"

Box 26

"with all the talk/ barking/ the full fell ##squiggle/ were less than before/ with all the talk barking." (entire poem)

Box 26

"woman"

Box 26

"the world"

Box 26

"worm in eye-socket like another retina:"

Box 26

"worse mud, worse bats, worse curses" (two versions)

Box 26

"THE WRITER'S WORKSHOP"

Box 26

"x-pug"

Box 26

"YA MEAN IN THE WHOLE GOD DAMNED LIBRARY!. . ."

Box 26

"yes" (two versions)

Box 26

"You can't blame me for feeling bad when you really think about it"

Box 26

"you get in deep with me that's too bad." (first lines)

 

Series 4.  Writings - Prose

Scope and Content Note

Stories are arranged alphabetically by title. Most stories are undated, signed by Bukowski and contain manuscript corrections and revisions. Some of these stories have been published in Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (City Lights Books, 1972) [these stories originally appeared in Open City, Nola Express, Knight, Adam, Adam Reader, Pix, The Berkeley Barb, and Evergreen Review] and South of No North (Black Sparrow Press, 1973).
 

Subseries 1.  Short Stories

Scope and Content Note

Stories are arranged alphabetically by title. Most stories are undated, signed by Bukowski and contain manuscript corrections and revisions. Some of these stories have been published in Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (City Lights Books, 1972) [these stories originally appeared in Open City, Nola Express, Knight, Adam, Adam Reader, Pix, The Berkeley Barb, and Evergreen Review] and South of No North (Black Sparrow Press, 1973).
Box 27

"All the Assholes in the World and Mine"

Box 27

"Animal Crackers in My Soup"

Box 27

"Beertalk Story under a Kerosene Lamp Somewhere between Midnight and 5 a.m. in the City of Hell..."

Box 27

"The Birth, Life and Death of an Underground Newspaper"

Box 27

"Christ with Barbeque Sauce"

Box 27

"Confessions of a Coward and Man-hater"

Box 27

"Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts"

Box 27

"The Copulating Mermaid of Venice, California"

Box 27

"Evil in the Town"

Box 27

"Excerpts from an Interview on April 19, 1974" [photocopy]

Box 27

"The Fiend"

Box 27

"Foreword" [ to William Wantling poems, dated 6/23/74]

Box 27

"The Great Lover"

Box 27

"I Just Write Poetry So I Can Go to Bed with Girls"

Box 27

"An Introduction to These Poems" [for Al Masarik]

Box 27

Islands in the Stream - review

Box 27

"The L.A. Scene: The Poets, the Madmen; the Impoverished and the Rich of Soul: the Bland, the Bastards, the Drunks and the damed..."

Box 27

"Lightning in a Dry Summer" - review of The Anatomy of Love and Other Poems by John William Corrington (two versions; one missing page 1)

Box 28

"Little Boy Blue, Come Blow Your Horn"

Box 28

"A Lovely Love Affair"

Box 28

"Life in a Texas Whorehouse"

Box 28

"A Light"

Box 28

"The Man with the Dirty Shirt" [also, in ms, titled "The Death of the Poetry-Writing Machine"]

Box 28

" Notes of a Dirty Old Man [review by Charles Bukowski]

Box 28

"100 Dollar Stuff"

Box 28

"The Outsider"

Box 28

"Purple as an Iris"

Box 28

"Reading and Breeding for Kenneth"

Box 28

"Sound and Passion"

Box 28

"The Stink of Death"

Box 28

"[Swastika], the symbol]"

Box 28

"These Things" (poem; 1 original with 3 copies)

Box 28

"Twelve Flying Monkeys Who Won't Quite Copulate Properly"

Box 28

"20 Tanks from Kasseldown" (1 original with 2 copies)

Box 28

"Two Heads Are Better Than One"

Box 28

"Upon the Mathematics of the Breath and the Way"

Box 28

"Wallace in the Whitehouse"

Box 28

"The Way the Dead Love," 1 [middle]/1967 (photocopy)

Box 28

"The White Beard"

Box 28

"Who's Got the Juice?"

 

Subseries 2.  Typescripts and Manuscripts

Box 29

"Hairy Fist Tales"

Abstract: [3 tales under 1 title, unpublished? undated and signed by Bukowski. Notes of a Dirty Old Man.Some are unpublished; most are signed/initialed, some illustrated, with manuscript revisions. Most of these 9393 Notes9393 were originally written for the L.A. weekly, Open City.]
Box 29 - 32

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Abstract: [Some are unpublished; most are signed/initialed, some illustrated, with manuscript revisions. Most of these " Notes" were originally written for the L.A. weekly, Open City.]
Box 29

24 complete " Notes;" 1 " Note" missing page 4; and 5 loose leaves.

Box 30

30 complete " Notes"

Abstract: [including a novel excerpt from Factotum, and a group of poems: 9393a beautiful day,9393 9393the escape,9393 9393it comes from somewhere,9393 9393cold plums,9393 9393where are you now?9393 9393no Cagney, me9393); also 1 9393 Note9393 missing page 1, 1 9393 Note9393 missing page 8, and 16 loose manuscript pages.]
Box 31

26 complete " Notes" and 1 " Note" missing page 1.

Box 32

28 complete " Notes" and 1 loose leaf. Post Office (Black Sparrow Press, 1971).

Box 33 - 34

Post Office (Black Sparrow Press, 1971

Box 33

Typescript, with manuscript revisions, signed by Bukowski.

Box 34

Page proof, with manuscript revisions, signed by Bukowski; also 1 letter to Jon and Lou Webb dated November 23, 1963 (mounted on board) [Oversize Box].

 

Series 5.  Artwork

Scope and Content Note

Box 35. 67 drawings, watercolors and oil paintings, all but one by Bukowski, many signed, some dated.
Box 35: 1 - 13

Drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings

Abstract: [67 drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings, all but one by Bukowski, many abstract, many signed, some dated; 1 signed Osterlund, 1968. Oversize box.]
 

Series 6.  Miscellany

Scope and Content Note

Boxes 36-37. Includes advertisements, biographical information, clippings and reviews, documents, poetry and prose sent to Bukowski, photographs and writer's workshops announcements.
Box 36: 1

Advertisements - for publications

Abstract: [including Black Sparrow, poetry readings, some addressed to Bukowski, ca. 1964-1975]
Box 36: 2

Bail bond agreement, 1963

Box 36: 3

Biographical data from reference works, ca. 1970

Box 36: 4

Bukowski, Frances - poetry and book review, [1964], n.d.

Box 36: 5

Clippings about Bukowski

Abstract: [including readings in Santa Barbara, poems by him, and reviews of his work, ca. 1964-1976]
Box 36: 6

Contracts and royalty statement - with Black Sparrow and City Lights, ca. 1973

Box 36: 7

Drawing - unidentified artist, n.d.

Box 36: 8

Envelope - unidentified correspondent from France, 1969

Box 36: 9

Financial - receipts for work on cars and check carbon copies, 1972-1973

Box 36: 10

Fox, Hugh - " Charles Bukowski: A Critical Study"

Abstract: [copy of typescript manuscript, 1968]
Box 36: 11

Free School of New York, Summer Catalog, 1967

Box 36: 12

Horse racing programs

Abstract: [harness racing at Hollywood Park, with betting notes by Bukowski, ca. 1963-1968]
Box 36: 13

Hospital admission form

Abstract: [signed by Frances D. Bukowski, 7 Sept. 1964.]
Box 36: 14

It Catches My Heart in Its Hands and Crucifix in a Death-Hand

Abstract: [Bukowski's typescript list of poem titles to be included in these two books]
Box 36: 15

Mailing list

Abstract: [typed and handwritten entries, n.d.]
Box 36: 16

Open City

Abstract: [1 note (ANS) by Bukowski, noting he doesn't have copies of any of the issues of Open City which issues have episodes of "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," along with explanatory card by International Bookfinders]
Box 36: 17

Poetry - by others, sent or dedicated to Bukowski

Abstract: [includes poems from Jack Micheline, and a copy of Summer 1966 issue of Spectrum, the UCSB student literary magazine, ca. 1965-1975]
Box 36: 18

Poetry Titles

Abstract: [holographic/typescript list of poem titles]
Box 37: 1

Post Office titles - list (ANS), n.d.

Box 37: 2

ppH0069 (Indian literary magazine with Bukowski's "Moyamensing Prison" poem; also several pieces by William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Carl Weissner), 1969

Box 37: 3

Prose - sent to Bukowski, 1960, 1964

Box 37: 4

Ticket stubs - for "Love Is a Dog from Hell," Shattuck Cinemas, 4 Aug. 1988

Box 37: 5

Upon a Request to Live - 1 list (ADS) of correspondents

Box 37: 6

Writers' Workshop - programs, with readings by Bukowski, 1961-1968

 

Series 7.  Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Box 37. Includes photographs of Bukowski's family (photocopies), Bukowski on boxcar ladder, Bukowski with Lee Mallory, Bukowski with Linda King, various friends of Bukowski and Isla Vista reading (3 March 1972).
Box 37: 7

Bukowski Family - photocopies of Leonard Bukowski (grandfather), Henry Charles Bukowski, Sr. (father), and other relatives, ca. 1905-1907 [see Ham on Rye]

Box 37: 8

Bukowski on boxcar ladder - 1 b/w print, inscribed to UCSB Library, 6 Dec. 1969

Box 37: 9

Bukowski with Lee Malory - 1 color print, Goleta [Isla Vista], 4 Mar. 1972

Box 37: 10

Bukowski with Linda King - 1 color print, Goleta [Isla Vista], 4 Mar. 1972

Box 37: 11

Bukowski with unidentified man - 1 b/w print, by Tina Ewing, n.d.

Box 37: 12

Isla Vista reading - 2 b/w prints and 1b/w contact sheet, by William Timberman, 3 Mar. 1972

Box 37: 13

Miscellany - 5 color prints and 2 b/w prints of others, ca. 1965-1973

Box 37: 14

Slide - color, of "Vive Bukowski" sign on wall in France, n.d.

 

Series 8.  Oversize Materials

Scope and Content Note

Box 38. Includes photograph, posters and flyers of readings by Bukowski, and issues of newspapers with Bukowski articles. One issue of Nola Express with Bukowski's mailing label affixed. Runs of newspapers with Bukowski articles, like LA Free Press, Nola Express, and Open City, have been cataloged separately.
Box 38: 1

Newspapers - single issues of newspapers containing Bukowski writings, including issue of Nola Express with Bukowski's mailing label affixed, April 17-30, 1970.

Box 38: 2

Photograph, b/w, of Bukowski, Jan. 1971

Box 38: 3

Posters and flyers of Bukowski readings (4 items, 2 relating to an Isla Vista reading with Lee Mallory), 1972, n.d.