Charles Bukowski poem and story database

The Best Way To Get Famous Is To Run Away

Poem written circa 1961

I found a loose slab outside the icecream store,
tossed it aside and began to dig; the earth was
soft and full of worms and soon I was up in
to my waist, size 36, and a crowd gathered...

Books

Longshot Pomes for Broke Players - 1961
A Bukowski Sampler - pg. 41 - 1969
The Roominghouse Madrigals - pg. 121 - 1988
Essential Bukowski: Poetry - pg. 15 - 2016

Magazines and periodicals

San Francisco Review - No. 8 - 1961

Recordings

Poetry of Charles Bukowski CDR - Pacifica Radio - 2008

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