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Guide to the Charles Bukowski Poems
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Box 1: 1

"the angels of Sunday"

Box 1: 1

"waste"

Box 1: 1

"filling orders"

Box 1: 1

"cover charge"

Box 1: 1

"the law"

Box 1: 1

"don't ask, don't tell"

Box 1: 1

"first thought of 1993"

Box 1: 1

"oh yes, dear"

Box 1: 1

"blood prejudice"

Box 1: 1

"stand-off"

Box 1: 1

"words of wisdom for a malcontent"

Box 1: 1

"ten rounds with the flu"

Box 1: 1

"in the cage"

Box 1: 1

"Their laughter isn't laughter but their tears are real – "

Box 1: 1

"it doesn't always work"

Box 1: 1

"surrogates"

Box 1: 1

"the wasted profession"

Box 1: 1

"snapshot"

Box 1: 1

"blocked"

Box 1: 1

"Discovery Channel, 1982"

Box 1: 1

"dim love, down low"

Box 1: 1

"nearing Nirvana"

Box 1: 1

"it's funny, isn't it?"

Box 1: 1

"my critics"

Box 1: 1

"maintaining"

Box 1: 1

"strange music"

Box 1: 1

"here and now"

Box 1: 1

"have a nice day"

Box 1: 1

"my neighbors"

Box 1: 1

"my wildcat heart"

Box 1: 1

"the proclaimers"

Box 1: 1

"swans"

Box 1: 1

"a rough life"

Box 1: 1

"low down"

Box 1: 1

"hell before hell"

Box 1: 1

"the lady photographer"

Box 1: 1

"Kerouac and Burroughs"

Box 1: 1

"clipboards"

Box 1: 1

"on the warblers:"

Box 1: 1

"so far"

Box 1: 1

"rip it"

Box 1: 1

"yes and yes"

Box 1: 1

"no gain, no loss"

Box 1: 1

"not nice"

Box 1: 1

"3 sisters"

Box 1: 1

"snapshots of my life"

Box 1: 1

"birthday poem"

Box 1: 1

"chosen children"

Box 1: 1

"working out on hot bricks"

Box 1: 1

"early and late"

Box 1: 1

"young poet, forget your writing class"

Box 1: 1

"much ado"

Box 1: 1

"merry Xmas to you too, dear"

Box 1: 1

"the old and the new"

Box 1: 1

"time and time again"

Box 1: 1

"gone"

Box 1: 1

"hard reality"

Box 1: 1

"of course"

Box 1: 1

"missing parts dept."

Box 1: 1

"landlady's song"

Box 1: 1

"the 9 horse"

Box 1: 1

"renewal"

Box 1: 1

"I sometimes think of hanging them up"

Box 1: 1

"the good poet"

Box 1: 1

"I am read to:"

Box 1: 1

"I didn't know what time it was"

Box 1: 1

"pee"

Box 1: 1

"round trip – for T. H."

Box 1: 1

"news item"

Box 1: 1

"brewed and filled by ..."

Box 1: 1

"Serligev"

Box 1: 1

"watchdog"

Box 1: 1

"the lady poetess with long blonde hair explaining to her audience how the muse CAME:"

Box 1: 1

"rip-tide"

Box 1: 1

"lady's man"

Box 1: 1

"constitutional rights"

Box 1: 1

"voice machine"

Box 1: 1

"green grass and grey stones"

Box 1: 1

"5/17/85"

Box 1: 1

"the soul-seekers"

Box 1: 1

"endless beer"

Box 1: 1

"the big time"

Box 1: 1

"will the real thing please stand up?"

Box 1: 1

"it's just a matter of numbers"

Box 1: 1

"honey drowns the lark"

Box 1: 1

"the triangle"

Box 1: 1

"livin' in a great big way"

Box 1: 1

"teeth"

Box 1: 1

"feed time"

Box 1: 1

"Utah"

Box 1: 1

"confessional"

Box 1: 1

"one sergeant to lead the way"

Box 1: 1

"short muck poem"

Box 1: 1

"the lie

Box 1: 1

"11/23/91 11:02 PM"

Box 1: 1

"a big one"

Box 1: 1

"I never knew anybody"

Box 1: 1

"murder"

Box 1: 1

"receiving a contributor's copy after a 3 year wait"

Box 1: 1

"biography"

Box 1: 1

"Officers' Club: Berlin: 1945"

Box 1: 1

"100 yards from the surf"

Box 1: 1

"where I live"

Box 1: 1

"loss"

Box 1: 1

"old"

Box 1: 1

"one for Blaise Cendrars"

Box 1: 1

"after splitting with the last woman ("you're old and I have potential!")"

Box 1: 1

"hard times"

Box 1: 1

"1:21 a.m."

Box 1: 1

"a sensible creature"

Box 1: 1

"space is everywhere"

Box 1: 1

"JONES"

Box 1: 1

"the famous poet"

Box 1: 1

"genius"

Box 1: 1

"overdosed"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #1"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #2"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #3"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #4"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #5"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #5-and-one-half"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #6"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #7"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #8"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #9"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #10"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #11"

Box 1: 1

"dark night poem #12"

Box 1: 1

"your place or mine?"

Box 1: 1

"something to be learned"

Box 1: 1

"a rejoinder"

Box 1: 1

"desultory reading"

Box 1: 1

"dead jocks"

Box 1: 1

"the post-modern critic"

Box 1: 1

"a member of the tribe"

Box 1: 1

"territory"

Box 1: 1

"life is just a bowl of cherries"

Box 1: 1

"April 15"

Box 1: 1

"seconds"

Box 1: 1

"all my friends"

Box 1: 1

"waste"

Box 1: 1

"Sam the mailman"

Box 1: 1

"lost dog"

Box 1: 1

"invaded"

Box 1: 1

"post parade"

Box 1: 1

"rise, o purple snake!"

Box 1: 1

"it's a fact"

Box 1: 1

"revolution"

Box 1: 1

"my books come back in the mail"

Box 1: 1

"seven come eleven"

Box 1: 1

"you gotta get down"

Box 1: 1

"flux"

Box 1: 1

"the muse is dragging tonight"

Box 1: 1

"make me smile"

Box 1: 1

"introduction to greatness"

Box 1: 1

"the hippies"

Box 1: 1

"a most serious fellow"

Box 1: 1

"it's true"

Box 1: 1

"coming and going"

Box 1: 1

"Good Friday"

Box 1: 1

"I do it while thinking about things"

Box 1: 1

"guru"

Box 1: 1

"a ghetto memory"

Box 1: 1

"our gang"

Box 1: 1

"hurry up"

Box 1: 1

"shop talk"

Box 1: 1

"death is a good thing"

Box 1: 1

"Chinaski skewered"

Box 1: 1

"in Santa Monica"

Box 1: 1

"professional counseling"

Box 1: 1

"labeling the product"

Box 1: 1

"voice out of the void"

Box 1: 1

"still a long way to go"

Box 1: 1

"now that Ezra has died"

Box 1: 1

"the new woman"

Box 1: 1

"used parts dept."

Box 1: 1

"to the academicians"

Box 1: 1

"writers"

Box 1: 1

"lines"

Box 1: 1

"thin-hoofed beasts"

Box 1: 1

"poetry renewed"

Box 1: 1

"Ezra was pretty tough"

Box 1: 1

"a note upon waste"

Box 1: 1

"agnostic"

Box 1: 1

"a party"

Box 1: 1

"Faulkner"

Box 1: 1

"it's not working"

Box 1: 1

"an overheard conversation and my reply"

Box 1: 1

"the cork thing"

Box 1: 1

"head jobs"

Box 1: 1

"party girl"

Box 1: 1

"unarmed"

Box 1: 1

"a very nice girl"

Box 1: 1

"information"

Box 1: 1

"one small pleasure"

Box 1: 1

"a voice from under a rock"

Box 1: 1

"crawling toward winter"

Box 1: 1

"tank jobs"

Box 1: 1

"traffic jam"

Box 1: 1

"the conductor"

Box 1: 2

"I stand uneasily in this pulpit here"

Box 1: 2

"Art and the State"

Box 1: 2

"in 1941"

Box 1: 2

"he's really gone"

Box 1: 2

"the fortune teller"

Box 1: 2

"the sea walked in and out"

Box 1: 2

"405 South"

Box 1: 2

"the fathead"

Box 1: 2

"high school girls"

Box 1: 2

"laid off"

Box 1: 2

"the literary life!"

Box 1: 2

"lost poems"

Box 1: 2

"coming out from under"

Box 1: 2

"watch out for the Butterman"

Box 1: 2

"a roll of the dice"

Box 1: 2

"as the old man moves toward the bedroom"

Box 1: 2

"notice"

Box 1: 2

"remember this"

Box 1: 2

"warts"

Box 1: 2

"beaks without and within"

Box 1: 2

"no man is an island"

Box 1: 2

"figs"

Box 1: 2

"horse trainer's instructions:"

Box 1: 2

"we're all so desirable"

Box 1: 2

"new day"

Box 1: 2

"barred from the Polo Lounge"

Box 1: 2

"no funeral"

Box 1: 2

"gone away"

Box 1: 2

"he asked"

Box 1: 2

"never"

Box 1: 2

"without fail"

Box 1: 2

"note upon the moment"

Box 1: 2

"life blasted apart"

Box 1: 2

"the invaders"

Box 1: 2

"murder"

Box 1: 2

"the horseplayer"

Box 1: 2

"never again"

Box 1: 2

"cohorts of the hoof"

Box 1: 2

"he's probably happy in hell right now"

Box 1: 2

"Bukowski"

Box 1: 2

"rapport"

Box 1: 2

"overheard at the racetrack"

Box 1: 2

"snap and no snap"

Box 1: 2

"he was loud of voice and manner"

Box 1: 2

"probability"

Box 1: 2

"celebrating this whoredom"

Box 1: 2

"hustling against the twilight"

Box 1: 2

"wrapping it up"

Box 1: 2

"two tender souls"

Box 1: 2

"a blessed life"

Box 1: 2

"a question"

Box 1: 2

"am I the only one?"

Box 1: 2

"when you can't write a poem"

Box 1: 2

"a hallelujah chorus memory"

Box 1: 2

"this is a real review:"

Box 1: 2

"French wine"

Box 1: 2

"surprise!"

Box 1: 2

"dead sun"

Box 1: 2

"a regular"

Box 1: 2

"good"

Box 1: 2

"bluebirds of happiness"

Box 1: 2

"action at the track"

Box 1: 2

"a moment"

Box 1: 2

"the mystery of creation"

Box 1: 2

"that's two of us"

Box 1: 2

"some kind of nut?"

Box 1: 2

"small talk"

Box 1: 2

"watching a boxing match with my mother-in-law"

Box 1: 2

"240 pounds"

Box 1: 2

"barbara"

Box 1: 2

"greetings"

Box 1: 2

"when you do it, you do it"

Box 1: 2

"only connect"

Box 1: 2

"confession"

Box 1: 2

"I meet my match"

Box 1: 2

"time for a change"

Box 1: 2

"dear john:"

Box 1: 2

"dear Mr. Chinaski"

Box 1: 2

"some other time"

Box 1: 2

"the pack"

Box 1: 2

"my bookcase"

Box 1: 2

"time for the biggest gamble of all"

Box 1: 2

"men without women"

Box 1: 2

"I might get traded soon"

Box 1: 2

"a statement about the journey"

Box 1: 2

"one for dear old dad"

Box 1: 2

"12 steps to heaven"

Box 1: 2

"in all fairness"

Box 1: 2

"the sages of the ages"

Box 1: 2

"flags of no country"

Box 1: 2

"personalized license plates"

Box 1: 2

"it was all right"

Box 1: 2

"the mystery of love"

Box 1: 2

"a little café on 6th Street"

Box 1: 2

"the alcoholic"

Box 1: 2

"perfect silence"

Box 1: 2

"always sideways"

Box 1: 2

"the boy in red for $20?"

Box 1: 2

"we're the same"

Box 1: 2

"old red face"

Box 1: 2

"one more player gone"

Box 1: 2

"where are you?"

Box 1: 2

"the 7 horse and other things"

Box 1: 2

"the camera doesn't lie"

Box 1: 2

"mud love"

Box 1: 2

"blood"

Box 1: 2

"the feelings of the creatures"

Box 1: 2

"we love it!"

Box 1: 2

"my toilet"

Box 1: 2

"song for the lonely"

Box 1: 2

"cloud 9"

Box 1: 2

"drama in East Hollywood"

Box 1: 2

"let's all be original"

Box 1: 2

"the mad poet"

Box 1: 2

"august"

Box 1: 2

"a poem for the old"

Box 1: 2

"playboy of the western world"

Box 1: 2

"my children"

Box 1: 2

"the missing part we all want"

Box 1: 2

"wise"

Box 1: 2

"young girls"

Box 1: 2

"the National Embarrassment of the Arts"

Box 1: 2

"the unmaking of the species"

Box 1: 2

"the editors say:"

Box 1: 2

"full circle"

Box 1: 3

"God"

Box 1: 3

"rolled again"

Box 1: 3

"I think of Hemingway"

Box 1: 3

"the elephant"

Box 1: 3

"sitting in the mission and hearing about the Light of Jesus"

Box 1: 3

"if I could only sleep"

Box 1: 3

"Bob Dylan"

Box 1: 3

"peace and love"

Box 1: 3

"hands"

Box 1: 3

"clones"

Box 1: 3

"the professional writer"

Box 1: 3

"I don't quite measure up"

Box 1: 3

"the midnight dip"

Box 1: 3

"a dead romance"

Box 1: 3

"terminology"

Box 1: 3

"some men are islands"

Box 1: 3

"the return"

Box 1: 3

"it was nice to know that I wasn't alone in the world"

Box 1: 3

"human sacrifices"

Box 1: 3

"checkmate"

Box 1: 3

"hoi polloi"

Box 1: 3

"the lost and the lonely"

Box 1: 3

"the easy way"

Box 1: 3

"nobody about"

Box 1: 3

"out of options"

Box 1: 3

"switching my m.o."

Box 1: 3

"benefit reading"

Box 1: 3

"creation"

Box 1: 3

"I am giving it all away"

Box 1: 3

"night thoughts"

Box 1: 3

"let me tell you about the olden days"

Box 1: 3

"our father"

Box 1: 3

"bayonets in candlelight"

Box 1: 3

"the sound of golden fire"

Box 1: 3

"a matter of taste"

Box 1: 3

"trouble in Paris"

Box 1: 3

"U 2"

Box 1: 3

"in bed until noon with the poets"

Box 1: 3

"no title"

Box 1: 3

"aftermath of the big new year's party"

Box 1: 3

"here it is"

Box 1: 3

"kindergarten"

Box 1: 3

"then and now"

Box 1: 3

"get ready, my friend"

Box 1: 3

"the insane"

Box 1: 3

"last race"

Box 1: 3

"ignorance"

Box 1: 3

"inept"

Box 1: 3

"bumblebee"

Box 1: 3

"4 on 6"

Box 1: 3

"the end of Moby Dick"

Box 1: 3

"a big one"

Box 1: 3

"the flu"

Box 1: 3

"I am chastened"

Box 1: 3

"the homeless and the killer"

Box 1: 3

"yes, I did"

Box 1: 3

"the old pro quarterback"

Box 1: 3

"accessory"

Box 1: 3

"out on a limb"

Box 1: 3

"the home movie"

Box 1: 3

"hello, Jane!"

Box 1: 3

"the Death-Hole"

Box 1: 3

"105 degrees"

Box 1: 3

"the problem"

Box 1: 3

"before the 7th race"

Box 1: 3

"insanity is weakness gone begging"

Box 1: 3

"a startling sight"

Box 1: 3

"prelude"

Box 1: 3

"the subway"

Box 1: 3

"an interview"

Box 1: 3

"the redemption and the glory"

Box 1: 3

"congrats, Chinaski!"

Box 1: 3

"what makes a writer?"

Box 1: 3

"who's the worst?"

Box 1: 3

"an overheard conversation"

Box 1: 3

"again and again"

Box 1: 3

"the trivial never excited me"

Box 1: 3

"a mystery explained"

Box 1: 3

"correspondence"

Box 1: 3

"purple"

Box 1: 3

"cheer up"

Box 1: 3

"gnawed by crisis"

Box 1: 3

"remember Pearl Harbor"

Box 1: 3

"drooling madness at St. Liz"

Box 1: 3

"unemployed"

Box 1: 3

"second best"

Box 1: 3

"Jimmy Rose"

Box 1: 3

"choosing the way out"

Box 1: 3

"the way it was"

Box 1: 3

"I pour a drink and toast love"

Box 1: 3

"so, cheer up"

Box 1: 3

"bath #4"

Box 1: 3

"a homicidal poem"

Box 1: 3

"insomnia"

Box 1: 3

"balance sheet on May 14, 1974"

Box 1: 3

"mice"

Box 1: 3

"where are my angels?"

Box 1: 3

"oh, it's important"

Box 1: 3

"walls are beautiful, people are not"

Box 1: 3

"love and etc."

Box 1: 3

"no good"

Box 1: 3

"you're not going to believe this"

Box 1: 3

"the good old days"

Box 1: 3

"battle front"

Box 1: 3

"my America in 1936"

Box 1: 3

"the March of Time"

Box 1: 3

"we'll play to win"

Box 1: 3

"2:10 a.m. phone call"

Box 1: 3

"button, button, who's got the button?"

Box 1: 3

"a trick with mirrors"

Box 1: 3

"one for the dark"

Box 1: 3

"love bound"

Box 1: 3

"the wine and the cantos"

Box 1: 3

"overtime"

Box 1: 3

"mr. grant at last"

Box 1: 3

"getting ready for a summer tan"

Box 1: 3

"an art"

Box 1: 3

"you and me"

Box 1: 3

"death"

Box 1: 3

"9 trash cans"

Box 1: 3

"a northern acquaintance"

Box 1: 3

"no hole in the sky"

Box 1: 3

"a bottomless joint on Sunset near Western"

Box 1: 3

"funny man"