Charles Bukowski poem and story database

Tales of Ordinary Madness

Published in 1983 by City Lights Books

A .45 To Pay The Rent - pg. 1 - 1969
Doing Time With Public Enemy No. 1 - pg. 8 - 1968
Scenes From The Big Time - pg. 14
Nut Ward Just East Of Hollywood - pg. 18 - circa 1970
Would You Suggest Writing As A Career? - pg. 32 - circa 1971
The Great Zen Wedding - pg. 44 - 1969
Reunion - pg. 58 - circa 1971
Cunt And Kant And A Happy Home - pg. 64 - 1968
Goodbye Watson - pg. 72 - 1968
Great Poets Die In Steaming Pots Of Shit - pg. 77 - 1968
My Stay In The Poet's Cottage - pg. 83 - 1967
The Stupid Christs - pg. 89 - 1969
Too Sensitive - pg. 100 - 1967
Rape! Rape! - pg. 105
An Evil Town - pg. 111
Love It Or Leave It - pg. 117 - circa 1970
A Dollar And Twenty Cents - pg. 124 - 1967
No Stockings - pg. 127 - 1969
A Quiet Conversation Piece - pg. 134 - 1968
Beer And Poets And Talk - pg. 141 - 1967
I Shot A Man In Reno - pg. 145 - 1968
A Rain Of Women - pg. 154 - 1968
Night Streets Of Madness - pg. 160 - 1969
Purple As An Iris - pg. 168 - circa 1971
Eyes Like The Sky - pg. 175 - 1967
One For Walter Lowenfels - pg. 181 - 1968
Notes Of A Potential Suicide - pg. 188
Notes On The Pest - pg. 194 - 1967
A Bad Trip - pg. 200 - 1967
Animal Crackers In My Soup - pg. 204 - circa 1971
A Popular Man - pg. 217 - 1968
Flower Horse - pg. 222 - 1967
The Big Pot Game - pg. 227 - 1967
The Blanket - pg. 231 - circa 1964

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