Charles Bukowski manuscripts

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1948

• A Kind, Understanding Face

1957

• A DOLLAR FOR CARL LARSEN

1959

• CAUGHT AGAIN AT SOME IMPOSSIBLE PASS

1962

 The Damnation of Recognition
 THE DEATH OF A BEE IN THE GRASS ALONG MARIPOSA AVENUE:
• THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE WILD HORSES OVER THE HILLS
• TO JANE COONEY BAKER, DIED 1-22-62:

1963

 9-23-63

1964

 TO THE ACADEMIANS, AND THOSE FIRST BOX FRONT, OPERA:

1965

 HOW LONG DOES LOVE STAY GREEN? (as long as the money lasts)

1966

 DUST SUDS DUST DISERATJACJBKII? DISERTATION....
 REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN AND REST YOU MERRY WHORES AND LET THE LAMPLIGHTS LIGHT--
 the dancer

1968

 THE DROWNING OF THE ANTS
 toy christ
• get the nose

1969

• ALL THE LOVE OF ME GOES OUT TO HER (for A.M.)
• beef tongue (for J.T.)

1970

 Ice
 Poem to Yevtushenko:
 ROLLED AGAIN
 that liberating movement
• society should realize...
 BEER AND CIGARS (via telephone)
• the girl outside the supermarket
• to kiss the worms goodnight
 1926 Dodge, Tijuana
 THE PALMLEAVES OF CALIFORNIA
 rat poison
• Only the Truly Lost
 the scene
• NOW THE PROFESSORS...
• T.H.I.A.L.H.
 poem for an x-bank clerk
 EARLY MORNING BEER AND NOT MUCH ELSE:
• the heart's riot
 TO A GIRL IN MARCH WIND WITH NYLON PURE WONDERMENT OF THIGH CALVE AND KNEE:
 style
 DOOM LIKE THOSE LARGE RED LIGHTS YOU SUDDENLY SEE IN THE OVERHEAD MIRROR...
 BABY NEEDS A NEW CASTLE IN SWITZERLAND
 graditude
• looking for Jack Michelene
• LIFEDANCE
 ?
 horse from hell

1971

 a need for glue
 DOWN ON THE ROW
• that one
 old age
 Poem for an Errand Boy in the Year 1941
 the game-players
• When the violets roar at the sun they'll set us free
 Venice, Calif.
 I met this woman
 crowds
• WORK-FUCK PROBLEMS
• MY LITERARY FLY
• Song for this softly-sweeping sorrow...
• the chicken
 a very dramatic man

1972

 A WELL-KNOWN POET AND MYSELF
 the creation of the morning line
• the bells
• tonight
• the end
 on the sidewalks and in the sun
 [untitled]
 the gigolo
• back ups
 moons of honey drown the lark hahaha
 Crime and Punishment
• the ordinary cafe of the world
• crickets
• wide and revolving
• artistic selfishness, yes, I have it--
• a cop-out to a possible immortality:
 the triangle
 there's people in places where snow lives
• the angel who pushed his wheelchair
• BORN TO LOSE
• this drunk
• poor Trochi
 round trip (for T.H.)
• DAYLIGHT SAVING
• girls coming home in their cars
• fast track
 yes, yes
 200 yards from the surf
 a great man speaks of great men
 Robinson Jeffers and Love
• I Can't See Anything
 my hump-backed laughing soul
 a critic
 the reason:
 piss

1973

• woman in the supermarket
• demise
 DRUNK AND LISTENING TO SOME ENGLISH MARCHES ON THE RADIO WHILE FAR AWAY FROM YOU:
 THE ARCADE ROOM
 panties
 it will come on padded feet carrying roses, wine and the yellow pages in its mouth:
 no bra, no panties...
 something about a cat
• 200 years
• she lost weight
 Vegetables
 the lambs of laughter
• the copulation blues
• big grey balloon things, heavy
• my comrades
 overtime
• the police helicopter
• hooked
 did you ever think about that?

1974

• 2,294
 the boy in red for a 20
• a plausible finish
• an afternoon in mid-February 1974
 a fair evening
• 10:45 a.m.
 dig me a ditch
 advice
 all you need
 mice
• one hundred dollars
 a confession
 WHILE SITTING IN A BAR ON SUNSET BOULEVARD
 the midnight dip
 rubber
• d.n.f.
• extant
 help wanted
• to weep in her hair
• insomnia
 teeth
• the bells of the condom
 mother
• it comes from somewhere
• no Cagney, me
 where are you?
• 2 horsecollars
 how good sleep is before having to walk down any street--
 the sun itself, I guess, is the only thing that doesn't need the love of luck--
• the first love
• The Fulfillment
 August
• love
• the mad poet
• rosary for a once tenderness
 let's be original
• like a movie
• A LOVE POEM
• The Apprentices
• free
• guru
 A Song to the Glorious Lonely
 my ol' drinking buddies...
 cloud 9
 Pizza
 pizza
• an old fan
• FLASHING WHITE TEETH
• butterflies
• BLINKS A LITTLE SPOT OF SENSELESS YELLOW IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL
 Hitler's mama
 feed time
• a poem for the swingers, a poem for the playgirls of the universe:
• I meet a vegetarian

1975

 song of the flies
• my groupie
 whiskey sour
• the pact
 bet too early in the 9th
• the hollywood hustle
• finger
• I'll send you a postcard
 drooling madness at st. liz:
 blood
 over a beer
 46 and 9/10's
 lovlie
 in all fairness
• in this place now
 tables
 the famous man
• the knife waltz
 you back in the ninth row, let me tell you something
• look
• broken ass like a cherry seed down the throat
• sometimes even putting a nickle
 haul ass wonder woman
 thoughts on an evening when grey walls breathe and huff
 rip-tide
• Kraznick
 the lady poetess with long blond hair and long silver gown, standing tall and explaining to her audience how the muse CAME
 the lady's man
 constitutional rights
 A NOTE UPON A WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR WITH TINY HAIRS UNDER HIS CHIN
 PRIMAL SCREAM
 the great film director
• the 2nd. novel
• the 2nd. novel
 my lucky friend
• those flashes
• bright spots of light or serpents
• after the reading
 I watch these thin-hoofed beasts
• Hawley's leaving town
• against the window panes
 One for the Jag
 airplane spin
 to the soul-seekers
• visitor
• a lovely couple
• the edge
 the fathead
 beer
 JONES
• the meaning
• full moon
• piranhas
 one for R.O.
 out on the branch
• the big score
 the famous poet
 garter belt
 the genius
• half a goldfish
• my father and the bum
• the joke
• the anarchists
• cockroach
• thoughts from a stone bench in Venice
 Ezra's pretty tough
• she caught it in the air
 chauv poem
• mean and stingy
• the little girls
 entertainment
• IT'S ALL A MATTER OF ENTERTAINMENT
 the good guy
• little tigers everywhere
• a goodbye
• 3 pairs of panties
 o.d.
• after the reading
• the red pigeon
• I'm getting back to where I was
• those flashes
• the silver mirror (for Georgia K.)
 murder
 figs
 the hallelujah chorus

1976

 January 1976
• traffic signals
 white like snow
• the tabby cat
• communion
 darling
 skin coloring
• social
 life off hollywood and western
 the death kiss
 shit sometimes it gets so lonely that I can't even commit suicide
• a touch of steel
• trapped
 for me
• her porsche is a pale pink
• beds, toilets, you and me--
 the poem of the empty bed
• be alone
 the fortune teller
• ummmm
 the death-trend
• huge ear rings
• bedpans
• time
• weep
• tonight
• war, and that particular bayonet
 stravinsky on a saturday night at 7:18 p.m.
 for linda
 poet and poetess...
• Carlton Way off of Western
 she wrote me
 bathtub
• goodbye, goodbye clipped wing bluebird
• Pacific Telephone
• hunchback
• an unkind poem

1977

• dog
 two men at the track
• note for my wall
• note left on the dresser by a ladyfriend
 a lazy afternoon
 professional counseling
 best bet
 uggh...
 how ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?
 a matter of size
 a good show
 I do it while thinking about things
 a note upon waste
• the beach boys
 these same walls
• respite
• the pretty girl who rented rooms
• a note upon starvation
 a most serious fellow
• she's free and she's wild
 the firing of the canons
• downtown
 sam the mailman
• the ladies who rip men apart
 a shooting
 the old quarterback
• passport
• an old jockey
• yes
 trainer's instructions
 smashed
• some notes on the word and the way
• love
• it's not exactly the sun
• it's strange
• tongue-cut
 we're all so wanted
• silk
 o, the literary life!
 shopping list
• edith sent us
 plate glass window
• 11:49 p.m. discussion
 and my mother had a nice umbrella
 unleaded
 I been workin' on the railroad just to pass the time away
 the whores, the people at taco stands, the bus drivers, the cops, the killers, the janitors, the highschool teachers, the priests and the garbagemen...
 ow
• there's one in every bar
 the finish of Moby Dick
 this is an unhappy poem for your aunt Mary
 Venice, California, November 1977
 Scarlet
 hotel Felix
 I drove her to the food stamp place and I had a hamburger while I waited and after a while we walked around and then
 a fact
• 2nd. street, near Hollister, in Santa Monica
• overt population
• panasonic
• the deathly bravo
• he uses unwaxed dental floss
• high-roller
• job #36
 legs

1978

• victory
• one thirty six a.m.
• hot dog
• one thirty six a.m.
 TRAFFIC AND SAFE DRIVING RULES
• EVEN CHATTERTON TOOK RAT POISON AND LEFT US AT PEACE
 hooked in H
 winter meeting
• Sibelius and etc.
• Hollywood Ranch Market
• the big weight-lifting feat
 have a nice day
• combat primer
 women at my dresser mirror
 coming and going
• rape
• anonymity
 the way
• jilted
 time off
• my buddy
 craft
 a member of the jury
 so I got out the AE-1
 there was always the danger of men who originally wrote things down well of becoming professional writers--
 5000 dollars
• little magazines and poetry chapbooks
 Good Friday
 my instructor
 the E was all right
 the playboy of the Western world leaves the field to those who desire it--
 death of the toteboards, Hollywood Park, April 21, 1978
• the yards
• where's it at?
• the end of a short love affair
 a big one
 I've looked everywhere for the can opener
 chilled
• Igloo
• those
• crazy
• you can't make a lion out of a butterfly
 I.U.(C).D.
 travertine
• heart-ache
• racetrack
• funny man
 trouble in the ghetto
• action down on the corner
 last try
• Academy Award
 mosquito
 the girls are gone
• 4 Christs
• a great place
 telephone
 mouth
• legs
 N.Y. Times
 tank jobs
 sad letters from up North
• action...
• the pros
• talk
• gift
• the golden god
 have a nice day
 pretty boy
• the letters of John Steinbeck
• water the plants
• he used to be
 ...a big Thursday night at Hollywood and Western...::
 clown poem
• social
 1984
 De Luxe
• dead again
 hop, skip and jump
• chill
• slump
• interview
 the immortals
 just a touch of mox
 reality

1979

• I don't need a Cleopatra
• Shubert
• off the board
 he likes to be alone
• within my own madness...
• HELL
• horse
 eating the father
• my style
• thrill time
• the old pinch hitter
 nice and brown
 the German hotel
• the Lady in Red
 bad day
 the alter boy
• burning bright
 the alien
• vision
• a place to relax
• movie
 the 9 horse
 the piano player
 of course
 Hemingway
• a place to go
• what have I seen?
 one for the gang
• I don't need a Cleopatra
• my father wanted me to be a mechanical draftsman
• my father wanted me to be a mechanical draftsman but
• I don't need a Cleopatra
 success
• my father wanted me to be a mechanical draftsman but
• flight time
• the answer
• the fix
• a reader
• good show
• the gamblers
• the new neighborhood
 parts dept.
 trouble
 me and Pound's girlfriend
• novels
• the x-con
• the drunk with the little legs
 your move
• Bruckner
• soundless
• the other room
• the other room
 the girls
• locks
• uncrowned
• reject
• pleased to meet you
• wall clock
• guava tree
• the parts dept.
• THE PAYOFF
• THE PRINCESS TINA
• tough cob
 the drowning of the id
 with a flagpole over the San Pedro Harbor
• Manx
• token drunk
 jam

1980

• I can't stop
• the new woman
• the liberated woman and the liberated air
• the liberated woman and the liberated air
• the new woman
• the liberated woman and the liberated air
• notes upon a hot streak
 if you don't know where it's at stay where you are
• lazing in San Pedro
• swinging from the dumb hook
• ah
• a Saturday afternoon
• the temporal ease....
• A Fine Night
• the game
 helping friends
 ladies talking on the telephone
• American Literature II
• dog fight
 don't save me
• 4 cops
• you're not going to believe this
• pop
 dear friends
 quits
 quits
 quits
• unemployed and shacking
• heads without faces, seen in all the places
• heads without faces, seen in all the places
• heads without faces, seen in all the places
 only the dragging of time like a dry turd being pulled by a string...
• horses don't bet on people and neither do I...
• unloading the goods
• 1810*1856
• unloading the goods
• let nothing ever happen
• the poetry game
• 5.90 per pound
• an unliterary afternoon
• let nothing ever happen
• the poetry game
• the poetry game
• counter
• it sucks
 a horror poem
• drink and wait
• lunch
• merry, merry
• merry, merry
• merry, merry
• all that like that
• as much as I hate to use this word...
• lunch
• the guitar player
• the miracle man
• in my day we used to call it pussy-whipped
• lunch

1981

• heavy like dogs with cement shoes walking my skull
• talking to the barkeep
• good pay
 forget your writing class, get on your writing ass
• nothing
• genius
• nothing
• it was night a little while ago
 dim love down low
• heavy like dogs with cement shoes walking my skull
• kissing me away
 tv is getting better
• Harbor Freeway South
• dirty poem
• Harbor Freeway South
• model
• my god
• listening to the radio at 1:35 a.m.
 the night I broke away from Hemingway
• the old soul-suck life
• come back
• I never bring my wife
• this habit
• room service
• room service
• my Mexican buddy
• grip the light
 WRONG WAY
• the machinary of loss
• the old anarchist
• the old anarchist
• poor night
• poor night
• pain like an old black and white snapshot
 knowing all along that you're not the only one to think like this
• back to the machinegun
• sloppy day
• the green cadillac
• Carson McCullers
• pick up
• the last generation
• Ma Barker would have loved me
• the sadness in the air
• pain like an old black and white snapshot
• and i still don't vote
 jung cats
• Ma Barker would have loved me
• the sadness in the air
• no man is an island
• my 3 friends
 about a correspondence
• no man is an island
• a close call while shopping
 purple
• bob
 how was your childhood?
• Kenyon review after the sandstorm
 kitchen floor poem
• an importation
• EMERGENCY
• garden talk
• Jane and Droll
• yours
 renewal
• jack-knife
• writing is very much a state of trance
• writing is a state of trance
• the girls
• yours
 renewal
 Two Ton
• windy night
• an answer to an eleventh grade student in Philadelphia:

1982

• letter to a friend with a domestic problem
• Brown
• love
 the train station
• justice
 a mention of some lucky pay-offs
• fooling Marie
 slow night
• making it
• words for you
• cap
• agnostic
 men without women, per Hemingway
• good morning, how are you?
 405 South
• Gothic and etc.
 hands
• I am chastised
• the factory crew of Southeast L.A.
 men without women
• the eternal players
 men without women
• the main course
• no eulogy
• sardines in striped dresses
 a statement upon the journey
• LIFE, DEATH, LOVE, ART
• no eulogy
• clones
• no eulogy
• gallery
• the main course
• LIFE, DEATH, LOVE, ART
• the main course
• I might get traded
• she said
• regrets of a sort
• darlings of the word
• the new revolution
• the media
• practice
• my doctor
• one out
• one out
• the media
 it only gets pleasant when you don't think too much
• my doctor
• the lucky ones
• the girls from nowhere
• the lucky ones
• practice
• the girls from nowhere
• the faithful wife
• promenade
 a lady with some French wine
 a poem about a lady with a red face and long blonde hair
• the suicide
• now here see me
• "I demand a little respect" Roger Dangerfield
 hard night, hard times, useless hard
 the writer
 hard night
 the death of paris and many things
• a certain pride here
 the old big time
 getting ready for a summer tan as suicides mount in Delaware
• action off the board
• zero
• bright boy
• the overhead mirrors
 joy ride
• nuke me, I wouldn't know
• beaujolais jadot
• the overhead mirrors
• divorce
• the death of the snowman
• legs
• suitable
• the day the epileptic spoke
• legs
• problems in the checkout line
• I'm a failure
 she goes for the spin-off
• night on a Visa card
 the unhappy woman
• the perfect silence
• for the foxes, the defamers, the tap dancers, and the dreamers of ballet
 to the last one
• secret laughter shining
• the announcer
• on first reading the great literature of the world
• upon first reading the great literature of the world
• upon first reading the great literature of the world
 the pelicans
• upon first reading the immortal literature of the world
 six weeks
 save the trees
 about the french movie director
• shut out
• don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
 problems
 the alcoholic
• a little cafe on 6th street in Pedro
• D. April 9, 1553
• I been working on the railroad

1983

• the room
• the rock
• the parade
• the rivers
• the racetrack salutes you!
• a loser
• macho man
• self-inflicted
 poem from down under
• the condition
• takeover
• those girls we followed home
• transformation
• transformation and disfiguration
• my walls of love
• darlings
• out of place
• the history of a tough motherfucker
 lost in the various hinterlands
• the history of a tough motherfucker
• goodbye, flying circus
• fingernails
• take it
• the star
 don't play it again sam
 he left
• oh, yes
• macho man
• THE POET
• like it was waiting
• here I am
• my critics are sometimes right
• fall out
• I fall into it without trying...
• how I got started
• truce
• proclamation and instructions
• how I got started
• how I got started
• not to worry
• note upon the love letters of Beethoven
• a hot sweaty day in August
• the little girls hissed
• repeat
• nice try
• nice try
• repeat
• repeat
• it was all right
• about pain
• interview
• NAKED AT 92 DEGREES
• success?
• balloons
• decades centuries of error
• love
• love
 i'll take it all
• love
• result
• result
• result
 the pack
• result
• something cares
• they need what they need
• let them be found
• sex and/or love
• re-union
 Dear Mr. Chinaski
• Dear Mr. Martin
 some night
• the priest
• a note to the boys in the back room
• residue
• Saratoga hot walker
 shop talk
 for a man who walks around my typewriter very often
• girls get back on your reels
 it's fundamental
 eunuch
 it's no mystery
 killed by a bad poem
• out of the blue
• telephone
 the bookcase
• eating my senior citizen's dinner at the Sizzler
• sweater
• John Dillenger marches on
• suggestion for an arrangement
• the two toughest apes in the South Bay area (for K.P.)
• out of the money (Celine is 3 dots)

1984

• the good old machine
• a sensible fellow
 the luck of the blessed
• working out in hades
 greetings
• love
• rift
 you've got to fall up to get down
 overheard at the track
• eulogy
• my friend, the parking lot attendant
• punch-out
 note upon our very drab affair
• thanks for your help
 the personal license plate
• wine pulse
 loud of voice and way
 vulgarity
 dear editor
 living with the living dead
 is that your bicycle out there beneath the shade trees?
 working out on the hot brick road
• where was Jane?
• SOMETIMES WHEN YOU GET THE BLUES THERE MIGHT BE A DAMNED GOOD REASON
• the highschool girls
• a nature poem for you
• no man is an island, especially around Hollywood Park
• the hatchet job
• miracle
• the lady who looks young forever
 this is free take it and feel better
• well that's just the way it is
 fire within the cesspool
• the chemistry of things
• endurance
• the improbable probability
 see ending
• dream girl i understand your absence
• what I need
 he's probably ripping and tearing in hell right now...
• a magician, gone...
• oh, to be young!
• help wanted
• it's all so clearly simple
• murder
• party's over
 for my better readers
• working out
 in 1941

1985

• having the flu and nothing else to do
 in and out of the dark
 oh, it's important
 last a.m. poem
• the shack jobs
• the x-bum
 this is the real review
• practice
 self-edit
• the boil
 yes
• horse fly
• my buddy
 all you guys
 huh?
 the great wine-maker
• my turn
• never look
 cohorts of the hoof
• never
• about the mail
• the fuck-master
• escape
• the albums
• the son
• quiet
• I thought the stuff tasted worse than usual
 London Bridges
• snake-eyes
 the mirage
• observation
• strictly bullshit
• too early too late and never
• what can I do?
 yeah
 here it is
• you must remember that each day you get out of bed, it's a new beginning...
• bombed away
• a cheer for modern contrivances
 who's who in america
• driving test
• Hemingway, drunk before noon
• the unfolding
• lousy mail
• going on
• I have continued writing...
• SPEED!!!!!!!!
• gay paree
• hard times
 a gentle alcoholic night
 filling an order
• idols in the fight through darkness
 it's all out the window...
 siege
• a difference
• putrefaction
• it's never been so nice
• each man's hell is different
 spinning the ribbon
• good try, all
 it's all right dont lay any guilt on me
• loll
 huzza
• i'll take it
• a visitor complains of my disenfranchise...
 the flower of zero
• a good time
 wild
• a hell of a duet
 listening to my buddy at the factory
• the barometer
• a simple kindness
• snapshot
 B L O C K
• thoughts while having a sandwich and coffee at 12:45 p.m. at a local cafe:
• a happening
• final story
 down to it
 more than the blues
 looking out the plate glass window of this train
 hustling against the twilight
 untitled
 the slob
 culture
 hot night
• love crushed like a dead fly
 the way it is
• Gertude up the stairway
• not listed
• shop talk
 so cheer up
 I pour a drink and toast the love of my luck
 the mutilation of the species
• I'm not a misogynist but...
 dark night poem #12
 the luck of the way
• the dogs
• i'm so tired
 modern age insomnia

1986

• the burning of the dream
 on fame
 the walls are beautiful, the people are not
• the Rape of the Holy Mother
• cause and effect
• yeah
• this most delicate profession
• an angel and an asshole
 nothing's free, not even the sun...
• it's funny, isn't it?
 goodbye
 my critics
• my friend, Howie
• ow
• about the PEN conference:
 from #47695
 maintaining
• if I had failed the struggle there would have been none...
 BUKOWSKI
 alphabet of an alcoholic
 dirty poem
 no good
• it's all right
• it's all right
• lost in San Pedro
• lost in San Pedro
• my cat, the writer
• to the ladies who no longer think of me
• A.D. 701-62
• a lady who wants to help
• a re-evaluation
• just trying to get a little service
 a consideration of the structure------
• birthday party
• buddha chinaski says
• my cat, the writer
 the melt-down
• dear old dad
• the pretenders
• I am known
 near Nirvana
• the end of an era
• the other day i saw a man reading the Wall Street Journal as if it did contain something...
• a bit of gardening
• a terrible need
• how to get out?
 i am giving away the prize
• a common interest
 full circle
 dead
 listen, let me tell you of olden days
• for the lady who hates it
• night quarterhorse racing, Hollywood Park
• sometimes you go a bit crazy
• tired in the afterdusk
 no chance
• the dream, the dream, the dream...
 false praise
 the winner
• the last drink
 switching
• the girls and the birds
 pardon me you got some light
 immobile
 upon our location
• yawn...
 a poem that doesn't work but one that I still keep playing with like a cat with a toy mouse that won't become alive
• immortal wino

1988

• two writers

1989

• sometimes it's easier to kill somebody else
 battle call
• slob
 the knife
 the smallest of talk
 credo
• the magic fix
 definition
• nothing but a scarf
• observation
 some kind of nut
 the big three
 without fail

1990

• hello, how are you?
• not normal
• on the rebound
• I am a true mole
• happy birthday
• cancer
• The Kenyon Review and other matters
• days and nights
• meeting them
• the mirror game
• the movies
• flying through space
• my buddy
• girl on the escalator
• no leaders
• my buddy
• husk
• love poem
 the fix
 defect
• the place
• sumatra cum laude
 a question
 everything hurts to the edge of goodness
• the dream
 a lot of nothing
• curious
 to consider where we are in this low-moulded clamp
• kiss those days goodbye
• the last salamander
 please
• displaced
• Stomping at the Savoy
 the gravel of sunlight
• don't call me, I'll call you
• the spill
 perfect
• skinny-dipping
• I'm flattered
 accepted
 Liszts
 yes
 please
• silverfish
 bad night
• .188
 sewing machine needle
• cracking the odds
 fat boy
• some of this place
 nothing
• the death of a hero
• why do you write so many poems about death?
• ow ow ow
 25 cents worth
 inside and outside
 yes
• mailbag
 hey, Pablo
• neon
 The National Endowment for the Farts
• the roaches
• strange
• nothing to it
• self-invites
• you write many poems about death
• free dinner
• another interview
• the glory days
• 1990 special
• it
• girl on the escalator
• outside the racetrack just before the 9th race
 visitation
 insanity is the weakness of the will, gone begging
• it
 a startling sight
 there are no great men or women
• before the 7th race, one mile, $32,000 claimer
 the interviewer
 the hit parade is a hit
 prelude
 the subway
• straw hat
 the redemption, the glory and the act
 when the hunter hunts himself
• Drieser wasn't so hot either
• counsel
 me and Faulkner
• poem for nobody
• congrats, Chinask
 farewell
 sitting with the drunks
• checkmate
• journey
• the schoolyard of forever
 what makes?
• a final word on no final words
 hell
• another Portfolio
• poem for nobody
• how do they get their jobs when I had to work in a dog biscuit factory?
• why oh why oh why and why not
• dusty shoes
 more than cheers
• lousy day
• the telephone message machine
 the wine poems
• breakfast
• clothes cost money
• the curse
• small talk
 note in and from a bottle
• anyhow
• forewarned
• the way it is
 Henry Miller
 hurry
 October 4, 1990
 see here
 shop talk
 sights to see:
 the merciless nights
• oh my
• oh my
• the bedpan nightmare
 the movies
 turtle
• gestation
• in finality
• hello, how are you?
 ahhhhhh.....
• IBM
• upon reading an interview with a best selling novelist in the metropolitan daily
• upon reading an interview with a best selling novelist in the metropolitan daily
 bar
• change over
• somebody else
 I am a true mole
 8 count and up
 the cork thing
 being too young
 I'm buying
• our gang
 8 count and up
 Chinaski: skewered
 death is a good thing
• meeting them
 while listening to a piano concerto by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
• living in a great big way
 office supplies
 mailbag
• New York in hell
 the Death-Hole
• war and peace
• living in a great big way
 making it
 pardon me
• unclassical symphony
 the editor asked
• up, down and all around
 when I consider
 flux
 party girl
• TB
 seven come eleven
 the human sacrifices
 feeding the chickens and you
 in with the boys
• unclassical symphony
 zero minus zero minus zero minus

1991

• picture this
• from the Dept. of English
• the inspection
• the modern life
• he showed me his buttocks
• last will and testament
• not much singing
• old?
• walking with the dead
• hurry slowly hurry
• lousy mail
• please
• Genius, unfettered
• the interview
• mountain
• revolt in the ranks
• the hardest
• late payment
 one more day
• scene from 1940
• hymn from the hurricane of the blinking eye
• lousy mail
• the poem
• German
• my big night on the town
• he's a dog who types
 laugh a minute
• notes on the telephone
• one of those
• scrambled legs
• I don't know about you but
• the mail
• poem, poem, poem, poem
• the girls
• it got away
• my companion
• learning the ropes
• total madness
• I inherit
• man's best friend
• poetry readings
• giving thanks
• the joke
• a name is nothing if the named is nothing
• liar, liar, your pants are on fire!
 8 count
• open here
• they rolled they whole bed out of there
• I know you
• the march
• poop
• a grounder to the shortstop
• lark in the dark
• neither Shakespeare or Mickey Spillane
• hey, hey, hey
• life on the half shell
 slow learner
• our big day at the movies
• they are after me
• I used to feel sorry for Henry Miller
 the posers like to use:
• going
• just trying to do a good deed
• a new war
 note from hell in the mailbox
• the horses of Mexico
 living in a great big way
• owl
• roll the dice
• I used to think
• the Mexican fighters
 preparation hell
• good news
• killing life
• night cap
• traffic report
• the lonely hearts of the universe
• Paris in the Spring
• in one ear and out the other
• the mice
• putting it to bed
 hanging there
• the Nile runs north
• now Ezra
• human nature
• the longest snake in the world
 pause before the counter attack
• goading and whipping the muse
 in search of the hero
• the minute
• reading the little magazines
• the harder you try, the harder you die
• no dice
• odd
• hummingbird chance
• looking back
• the people
• God's man
• a model
• rest period
• hardly Nirvana
• no return address
• old
• a vote for the light
• hunger
• Lord Byron
• Hemingway never did this
• Hemingway never did this
• last seat at the end
• in the shadow of the rose
• it got away
• the pile-up
• block
• last seat on the end
• last seat on the end
• welcome darkness
• the sheep
• paris
• writing
• these good people
• as the poems go
• hands
• writing
• met a man on the street
• met a man on the street
• some luck somehow
• the luck of the draw
• classical
• iron
• the horseplayer
 a member of the tribe
• night cap
• how to get rid of the great purists
• returning to an old love
• a note upon the masses
• a note on the masses
 genius by the shore

1992

• ow said the cow to the fence that linked
 poem for my 72nd birthday, if I get there
• the riots
• the great writer
• the love for the first whore
 how it's done
• Jack
 the old man moves toward the bedroom
 dry
 on drinking
 am i the only one
 somniloquy
 hey, buddy, let's deal
 last poem of the night
• the stupidest thing I ever did
• i'm still no good
• stay out of my slippers you fool
• top gun
 way without end
 wise
• a conversation not to remember
• working out
 killing time
• this is when they come in for what's left of your soul
 faulkner
 tonight
• the great writer
• tremor
 chinaski in the tar pits
• the great escape
• more than ow
 well, when you can't write a poem
 the lost part
 notice
• a good cause
 notice
 remember
• bedtime story
 notice
• the couple
 notice
 all there is
 a moment
• from the Dept. of English
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• heart in the cage
 organ play
 days without charm
 crawling toward winter
 down by the shore
 life people you and the purple dog which has nothing to do with any of this
 bless my greasy forehead
• waste
 the gamblers
• cicada
• rare
 business administration
• hot night
• two night before my 72nd birthday
 big deal
 you are and aren't
 poverty
• do you want to enter the arena?
• a wise-ass
 spit out and falling

1993

• made in the shade (Happy New Year)
• Moving Toward Age 73
• sour grapes
• one for Wolfgang
• now
• farewell, farewell
• Richard Nixon shook my hand

1994

• rags, bottles, sacks
• talk
 party
• #1