Charles Bukowski poem and story database

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Sitting with a bottle at the typewriter is not the easiest way to cut through terror. I dreamed a lifetime of being a writer and now the demons are upon me. Writing heightens the feelings to such an extent that we are at the mercy of all happenings. A blade of grass becomes a sword; an affair of love claws the guts out...

Books

Absence of the Hero - pg. 144 - 2010

Magazines and periodicals

NOLA Express - No. 104 - April 14-27 - 1972

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