Charles Bukowski poem and story database

Back to the Machinegun, Manuscripts Volume 1, 1959-1974

Published in 2011 by Prague Collective

Caught Again At Some Impossible Pass - pg. 3 - manuscript - 1959
The Damnation of Recognition - pg. 4 - manuscript - 1962
The Death Of A Bee In The Grass Along Mariposa Avenue - pg. 5 - manuscript - 1962
To Jane Cooney Baker, Died 1-22-62 - pg. 6 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1963-1965
9-23-63 - pg. 8 - manuscript - 1963
To The Academians, And Those First Box Front, Opera - pg. 11 - manuscript - 1964
Dust Suds Dust Dissertation - pg. 12 - manuscript - 1966
The Drowning Of The Ants - pg. 15 - manuscript - 1968
Toy Christ - pg. 17 - manuscript - circa 1964-1968
Get The Nose - pg. 20 - manuscript - 1968
HOW LONG DOES LOVE STAY GREEN? (as long as the money lasts) - pg. 22 - manuscript - 1965
Rest You Merry Gentlemen And Rest You Merry Whores And Let The Lamplights Light - pg. 25 - manuscript - 1966
All the Love of Me Goes Out to Her (for A.M.) - pg. 28 - manuscript - 1969
1926 Dodge, Tijuana - pg. 30 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
The Palmleaves Of California - pg. 32 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Only The Truly Lost - pg. 34 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
The Scene - pg. 36 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Now The Professors - pg. 37 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
T.H.I.A.L.H. - pg. 40 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Poem For An X-Bank Clerk - pg. 41 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Early Morning Beer And Not Much Else - pg. 42 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
The Heart's Riot - pg. 43 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
To A Girl In March Wind With Pure Wonderment Of Thigh Calve And Knee - pg. 45 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Doom Like Those Large Red Lights You Suddenly See In The Overhead Mirror - pg. 46 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Baby Needs A New Castle In Switzerland - pg. 47 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Graditude - pg. 49 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Looking For Jack Micheline - pg. 50 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Ice - pg. 52 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Poem To Yevtushkenko - pg. 53 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
Rolled Again - pg. 59 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
That Liberating Movement - pg. 61 - manuscript - circa 1965-1970
Society Should Realize - pg. 62 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
The Girl Outside The Supermarket - pg. 64 - manuscript - circa 1968-1970
A Need For Glue - pg. 65 - manuscript - 1971 - circa 1970
The Creation Of The Morning Line - pg. 66 - manuscript - 1972
Down On The Row - pg. 67 - manuscript - 1971
Old Age - pg. 68 - manuscript - 1971
Poem For An Errand Boy In The Year 1941 - pg. 69 - manuscript - 1971
The Game-Players - pg. 71 - manuscript - 1971
When The Violets Roar At The Sun They'll Set Us Free - pg. 73 - manuscript - 1971
Venice, Calif. - pg. 74 - manuscript - 1971
I Met This Woman - pg. 76 - manuscript - 1971
Work-Fuck Problems - pg. 78 - manuscript - 1971
Crowds - pg. 81 - manuscript - 1971
My Literary Fly - pg. 84 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1971
Song For This Softly-Sweeping Sorrow - pg. 86 - manuscript - 1971
The Chicken - pg. 87 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1971
A Very Dramatic Man - pg. 89 - manuscript - 1971
A Well-Known Poet And Myself - pg. 90 - manuscript - circa 1971-1972 - circa 1971
The Bells - pg. 92 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
Tonight - pg. 94 - manuscript - 1972
The End - pg. 95 - manuscript - 1972
(untitled) - pg. 96 - manuscript - 1972
On The Sidewalk And In The Sun - pg. 97 - 1972
The Gigolo - pg. 99 - manuscript - 1972
Back Ups - pg. 102 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
Moons Of Honey Drown The Lark Hahaha - pg. 103 - manuscript - 1972
Crime and Punishment - pg. 105 - manuscript - 1972
The Ordinary Cafe Of The World - pg. 107 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
Crickets - pg. 109 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
Wide And Revolving - pg. 111 - manuscript - 1972
Artistic Selfishness, Yes, I Have It - pg. 112 - manuscript - 1972
A Cop-Out To A Possible Immortality - pg. 113 - manuscript - 1972
The Triangle - pg. 114 - manuscript - 1972
There's People In Places Where Snow Lives - pg. 115 - manuscript - 1972
The Angel Who Pushed His Wheelchair - pg. 116 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
This Drunk - pg. 119 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
Born To Lose - pg. 121 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
Girls Coming Home In Their Cars - pg. 123 - manuscript - 1972
Round Trip - For T.H. - pg. 125 - manuscript - 1972
Daylight Saving - pg. 127 - manuscript - 1972
Yes, Yes - pg. 128 - manuscript - 1972
Fast Track - pg. 129 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
200 Yards From The Surf - pg. 131 - manuscript - 1972
A Great Man Speaks Of Great Men - pg. 133 - manuscript - 1972
Robinson Jeffers And Love - pg. 136 - manuscript - 1972
I Can't See Anything - pg. 137 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1972
My Hump-Backed Laughing Soul - pg. 138 - manuscript - 1972
A Critic - pg. 139 - manuscript - 1972
The Reason - pg. 140 - manuscript - 1972
Piss - pg. 142 - manuscript - 1972
Woman In The Supermarket - pg. 144 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
Demise - pg. 149 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
Drunk And Listening To Some English Marches On The Radio While Far Away From You - pg. 150 - manuscript - 1973
The Arcade Room - pg. 152 - manuscript - 1973
Panties - pg. 154 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
It Will Come On Padded Feet Carrying Roses, Wine And The Yellow Pages In Its Mouth - pg. 159 - manuscript - 1973
No Bra, No Panties - pg. 160 - manuscript - 1973
Something About A Cat - pg. 163 - manuscript - 1973
200 Years - pg. 164 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
She Lost Weight - pg. 168 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
Vegetables - pg. 168 - manuscript - 1973
The Copulation Blues - pg. 170 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
The Lambs Of Laughter - pg. 171 - manuscript - 1973
My Comrades - pg. 173 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
Overtime - pg. 176 - manuscript - 1973
The Police Helicopter - pg. 177 - manuscript - 1973
Big Grey Balloon Things, Heavy - pg. 179 - manuscript - 1973
Hooked - pg. 181 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
Did You Ever Think About That? - pg. 183 - manuscript - 1973
The Boy In Red For A 20 - pg. 184 - manuscript - 1974
2,294 - pg. 186 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
A Plausible Finish - pg. 187 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
An Afternoon In Mid-February - pg. 189 - manuscript - 1974
Dig Me A Ditch - pg. 191 - manuscript - 1974
One Hundred Dollars - pg. 195 - manuscript - 1974
A Confession - pg. 196 - manuscript - 1974
While Sitting In A Bar On Sunset Boulevard - pg. 198 - manuscript - 1974
The Midnight Dip - pg. 199 - manuscript - 1974
Rubber - pg. 200 - manuscript - 1974
Advice - pg. 202 - manuscript - 1974
All You Need - pg. 204 - manuscript - 1974
Mice - pg. 206 - manuscript - 1974
D.N.F. - pg. 208 - manuscript - 1974
Extant - pg. 209 - manuscript - 1974
Help Wanted - pg. 212 - manuscript - 1974
To Weep In Her Hair - pg. 213 - manuscript - 1974
Mother - pg. 215 - manuscript - 1974
Insomnia - pg. 217 - manuscript - 1974
Teeth - pg. 218 - manuscript - 1974
The Bells Of The Condom - pg. 219 - manuscript - 1974
No Cagney, Me - pg. 221 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Where Are You? - pg. 223 - manuscript - 1974
She Comes From Somewhere - pg. 225 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
2 Horse Collars - pg. 226 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
How Good Sleep Is Before Having To Walk Down Any Street - pg. 228 - manuscript - 1974
The Sun Itself, I Guess, Is The Only Thing That Doesn't Need The Love Of Luck - pg. 230 - manuscript - 1974
The Fulfillment - pg. 235 - manuscript - 1974
August - pg. 238 - manuscript - 1974
Love - pg. 239 - manuscript - 1974
The Mad Poet - pg. 247 - manuscript - 1974
Rosary For A Once Tenderness - pg. 248 - manuscript - 1974
A Love Poem - pg. 249 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Apprentices - pg. 252 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Free - pg. 254 - manuscript - 1974
Let's Be Original - pg. 256 - manuscript - 1974
Like A Movie - pg. 257 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Guru - pg. 259 - manuscript - 1974
My Ol' Drinking Buddies - pg. 260 - manuscript - 1974
Cloud 9 - pg. 262 - manuscript - 1974
A Song To The Glorious Lonely - pg. 263 - manuscript - 1974
An Old Fan - pg. 264 - manuscript - 1974
Flashing White Teeth - pg. 265 - manuscript - 1974
Butterflies - pg. 266 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Blinks A Little Spot Of Senseless Yellow In The Middle Of It All - pg. 268 - manuscript - 1974
Hitler's Mama - pg. 269 - manuscript - 1974
Feed Time - pg. 270 - manuscript - 1974
A Poem For The Swingers, A Poem For The Playgirls Of The Universe - pg. 272 - manuscript - 1974
I Meet A Vegetarian - pg. 273 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974

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