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

 BABY NEEDS A NEW CASTLE IN SWITZERLAND
 graditude
• looking for Jack Michelene
 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...
• 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
• the end
• tonight
 [untitled]
 on the sidewalks and in the sun
 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
• the angel who pushed his wheelchair
 there's people in places where snow lives
• 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
 a critic
 Robinson Jeffers and Love
• I Can't See Anything
 my hump-backed laughing soul
 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
 something about a cat
 it will come on padded feet carrying roses, wine and the yellow pages in its mouth:
 no bra, no panties...
• 200 years
• she lost weight
 Vegetables
• the copulation blues
 the lambs of laughter
• 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
 a fair evening
• an afternoon in mid-February 1974
• 10:45 a.m.
 dig me a ditch
 WHILE SITTING IN A BAR ON SUNSET BOULEVARD
 the midnight dip
 rubber
 advice
 all you need
 mice
• one hundred dollars
 a confession
• 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?
 how good sleep is before having to walk down any street--
• 2 horsecollars
 the sun itself, I guess, is the only thing that doesn't need the love of luck--
• the first love
• The Fulfillment
 August
• love
• rosary for a once tenderness
• the mad poet
 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
• I meet a vegetarian
 feed time
• a poem for the swingers, a poem for the playgirls of the universe:

1975

 song of the flies
• my groupie
• the hollywood hustle
 whiskey sour
• the pact
 bet too early in the 9th
• 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
• sometimes even putting a nickle
 haul ass wonder woman
 thoughts on an evening when grey walls breathe and huff
• the knife waltz
 you back in the ninth row, let me tell you something
• look
• broken ass like a cherry seed down the throat
 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
• after the reading
• those flashes
• bright spots of light or serpents
 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
• my father and the bum
 the genius
• half a goldfish
 chauv poem
• the joke
• the anarchists
• cockroach
• thoughts from a stone bench in Venice
 Ezra's pretty tough
• she caught it in the air
• mean and stingy
• the little girls
 entertainment
• IT'S ALL A MATTER OF ENTERTAINMENT
 the good guy
• little tigers everywhere
• those flashes
• a goodbye
• 3 pairs of panties
 o.d.
• after the reading
• the red pigeon
• I'm getting back to where I was
 murder
• the silver mirror (for Georgia K.)
 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
• a touch of steel
 the death kiss
 shit sometimes it gets so lonely that I can't even commit suicide
• 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...
 she wrote me
 bathtub
• Carlton Way off of Western
• 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
• a note upon starvation
 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 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
 o, the literary life!
• it's strange
• tongue-cut
 we're all so wanted
• silk
 shopping list
• edith sent us
 I been workin' on the railroad just to pass the time away
 plate glass window
• 11:49 p.m. discussion
 and my mother had a nice umbrella
 unleaded
 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
• overt population
 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
• panasonic
• the deathly bravo
• he uses unwaxed dental floss
• high-roller
• job #36
 legs

1978

• EVEN CHATTERTON TOOK RAT POISON AND LEFT US AT PEACE
• victory
• one thirty six a.m.
• hot dog
• one thirty six a.m.
 TRAFFIC AND SAFE DRIVING RULES
 hooked in H
 winter meeting
• Sibelius and etc.
• Hollywood Ranch Market
• the big weight-lifting feat
 have a nice day
 women at my dresser mirror
• combat primer
 the way
 coming and going
• rape
• anonymity
• 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
 a big one
 I've looked everywhere for the can opener
 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
 chilled
• Igloo
• those
• crazy
• heart-ache
• racetrack
• you can't make a lion out of a butterfly
 I.U.(C).D.
 travertine
• funny man
 trouble in the ghetto
• action down on the corner
 last try
 the girls are gone
• Academy Award
 mosquito
• 4 Christs
• a great place
 telephone
 mouth
• legs
 N.Y. Times
 tank jobs
 sad letters from up North
• action...
• talk
• the pros
• gift
 ...a big Thursday night at Hollywood and Western...::
• the golden god
 have a nice day
 pretty boy
• the letters of John Steinbeck
• water the plants
• he used to be
 clown poem
• social
 1984
 De Luxe
• dead again
 hop, skip and jump
• chill
• slump
• interview
• the immortals
 just a touch of mox
 reality

1979

• off the board
• Shubert
• I don't need a Cleopatra
 he likes to be alone
• within my own madness...
• HELL
 eating the father
• horse
• 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
• what have I seen?
• the difficulty
 of course
• Hemingway
• a place to go
 one for the gang
• I don't need a Cleopatra
• my father wanted me to be a mechanical draftsman
 success
• my father wanted me to be a mechanical draftsman but
• I don't need a Cleopatra
• my father wanted me to be a mechanical draftsman but
• flight time
• the answer
• the fix
• the new neighborhood
• a reader
• good show
• the gamblers
 me and Pound's girlfriend
 parts dept.
 trouble
• novels
• the x-con
• soundless
• Bruckner
• the drunk with the little legs
 your move
• the other room
• the secret of my endurance
• the other room
 the girls
• the secret of my endurance
• the secret of my endurance
• locks
• uncrowned
• reject
• wall clock
• pleased to meet you
• the parts dept.
• THE PRINCESS TINA
• guava tree
• tough cob
• THE PAYOFF
 the drowning of the id
• competition
• Manx
• token drunk
 with a flagpole over the San Pedro Harbor
 jam
• competition

1980

• do you use a notebook?
• do you use a notebook?
• slow night
• I can't stop
• the liberated woman and the liberated air
• the new woman
• the liberated woman and the liberated air
• the liberated woman and the liberated air
• the new woman
• notes upon a hot streak
 comrade
 if you don't know where it's at stay where you are
• a Saturday afternoon
• ah
• lazing in San Pedro
• swinging from the dumb hook
• the temporal ease....
• A Fine Night
• the game
 helping friends
• 4 cops
 ladies talking on the telephone
• American Literature II
• dog fight
 don't save me
• you're not going to believe this
• pop
 dear friends
 quits
• unemployed and shacking
 quits
 quits
• heads without faces, seen in all the places
• dead dog
• dead dog
• heads without faces, seen in all the places
• heads without faces, seen in all the places
• horses don't bet on people and neither do I...
 only the dragging of time like a dry turd being pulled by a string...
• unloading the goods
• 1810*1856
• unloading the goods
• let nothing ever happen
• the poetry game
• the poetry game
• 5.90 per pound
• an unliterary afternoon
• let nothing ever happen
• the poetry game
• drink and wait
 a horror poem
• counter
• it sucks
• be angry at San Pedro
• lunch
• merry, merry
• the guitar player
• be angry at San Pedro
• lunch
• merry, merry
• all that like that
• merry, merry
• as much as I hate to use this word...
• 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
• talking to the barkeep
 forget your writing class, get on your writing ass
• good pay
• nothing
• genius
• nothing
 dim love down low
• heavy like dogs with cement shoes walking my skull
• it was night a little while ago
• kissing me away
 tv is getting better
• Harbor Freeway South
• dirty poem
• Harbor Freeway South
• model
 the night I broke away from Hemingway
• the old soul-suck life
• my god
• listening to the radio at 1:35 a.m.
• come back
• I never bring my wife
• click, click...
• click, click...
• this habit
• bearclaw morning
• room service
• room service
• my Mexican buddy
• bearclaw morning
 WRONG WAY
• grip the light
• the machinary of loss
• the old anarchist
• the old anarchist
• the column
• poor night
 don't worry about dying
• the column
• pain like an old black and white snapshot
• poor night
• back to the machinegun
• Carson McCullers
• pick up
• sloppy day
• the last generation
• the green cadillac
 knowing all along that you're not the only one to think like this
• the sadness in the air
• Ma Barker would have loved me
• and i still don't vote
• pain like an old black and white snapshot
 jung cats
• Ma Barker would have loved me
• the sadness in the air
• no man is an island
 kitchen floor poem
• 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
• EMERGENCY
• garden talk
• Jane and Droll
• an importation
• writing is very much a state of trance
• yours
 renewal
• jack-knife
• 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
• justice
 a mention of some lucky pay-offs
• Brown
• love
 the train station
• fooling Marie
 slow night
• the beautiful rush
• making it
• words for you
• cap
• the beautiful rush
• 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
• the main course
 men without women
• no eulogy
• sardines in striped dresses
• the main course
• gallery
• the main course
• LIFE, DEATH, LOVE, ART
• I might get traded
• she said
 a statement upon the journey
• LIFE, DEATH, LOVE, ART
• no eulogy
• clones
• no eulogy
• 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
• dead dog
• short story form
• dead dog
• promenade
• short story form
• the suicide
 a lady with some French wine
 a poem about a lady with a red face and long blonde hair
• now here see me
• what we need
• what we need
• "I demand a little respect" Roger Dangerfield
 hard night, hard times, useless hard
 the writer
 hard night
• ding-dong
• ding-dong
 the death of paris and many things
 the old big time
• a certain pride here
• the yellow pencil
• the yellow pencil
 getting ready for a summer tan as suicides mount in Delaware
• zero
• action off the board
• bright boy
• the overhead mirrors
• beaujolais jadot
• beaujolais jadot
 joy ride
• nuke me, I wouldn't know
• the overhead mirrors
• beaujolais jadot
• divorce
• the death of the snowman
• suitable
• legs
• the day the epileptic spoke
• legs
• problems in the checkout line
• night on a Visa card
 the unhappy woman
• the beer bottle blow
• the beer bottle blow
• I'm a failure
 she goes for the spin-off
• for the foxes, the defamers, the tap dancers, and the dreamers of ballet
• the perfect silence
• secret laughter shining
 to the last one
• 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
 six weeks
• upon first reading the immortal literature of the world
 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
• D. April 9, 1553
• a little cafe on 6th street in Pedro
• I been working on the railroad

1983

• self-inflicted
• the room
• the rock
• the parade
• disgusting
• the smirking of the dark
• the rivers
• the racetrack salutes you!
• do you believe that a writer can be taught to write?
• the dream
• zero
• the beats
• macho man
• a loser
• dark, and darker
 poem from down under
• the condition
• takeover
• those girls we followed home
• transformation
• transformation and disfiguration
• the darlings
• the darlings
• my walls of love
• darlings
• out of place
• the history of a tough motherfucker
• beauti-ful
• the history of a tough motherfucker
 lost in the various hinterlands
• beauti-ful
• goodbye, flying circus
• take it
• the star
 don't play it again sam
 he left
• fingernails
• oh, yes
• macho man
• THE POET
• like it was waiting
• here I am
• a smile to remember
• a smile to remember
• my critics are sometimes right
• fall out
• I fall into it without trying...
• how I got started
• truce
• how I got started
• proclamation and instructions
• how I got started
• not to worry
• note upon the love letters of Beethoven
• a hot sweaty day in August
• the little girls hissed
 a split
• repeat
• nice try
• nice try
• repeat
• repeat
• it was all right
• about pain
• interview
• NAKED AT 92 DEGREES
• success?
• balloons
• love
• decades centuries of error
• love
 i'll take it all
• love
• result
• result
• result
 the pack
• result
• something cares
• they need what they need
• talking to a part of my mailbox
• 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
 it's fundamental
 shop talk
 for a man who walks around my typewriter very often
• girls get back on your reels
 eunuch
 it's no mystery
 killed by a bad poem
• out of the blue
• telephone
• eating my senior citizen's dinner at the Sizzler
• sweater
 the bookcase
• 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
 living with the living dead
 dear editor
 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 hatchet job
• the highschool girls
• a nature poem for you
• no man is an island, especially around Hollywood Park
• the chemistry of things
• 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
• 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!
• it's all so clearly simple
• help wanted
 in 1941
• murder
• party's over
 for my better readers
• working out

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
• escape
• the albums
• the son
 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
• what can I do?
• quiet
• I thought the stuff tasted worse than usual
 London Bridges
• snake-eyes
 the mirage
• observation
• strictly bullshit
• too early too late and never
 who's who in america
 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
• driving test
• Hemingway, drunk before noon
• the unfolding
• going on
• lousy mail
• I have continued writing...
• SPEED!!!!!!!!
• gay paree
• hard times
 a gentle alcoholic night
 filling an order
• idols in the fight through darkness
• putrefaction
 it's all out the window...
 siege
• a difference
• it's never been so nice
 it's all right dont lay any guilt on me
• each man's hell is different
 spinning the ribbon
• good try, all
• loll
 huzza
• i'll take it
• a visitor complains of my disenfranchise...
 the flower of zero
• a good time
• a hell of a duet
 listening to my buddy at the factory
 wild
• 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
 hot night
 the slob
 culture
• 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

 goodbye
• 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?
 from #47695
 BUKOWSKI
 maintaining
• if I had failed the struggle there would have been none...
 my critics
• my friend, Howie
• ow
• about the PEN conference:
 dirty poem
 alphabet of an alcoholic
 no good
• be cool, fool
• it's all right
• it's all right
• lost in San Pedro
• lost in San Pedro
• my cat, the writer
• a lady who wants to help
• to the ladies who no longer think of me
• A.D. 701-62
• a re-evaluation
• just trying to get a little service
• buddha chinaski says
• birthday party
 a consideration of the structure------
• 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
 listen, let me tell you of olden days
• a common interest
 full circle
 dead
• tired in the afterdusk
• for the lady who hates it
• night quarterhorse racing, Hollywood Park
• sometimes you go a bit crazy
• the last drink
 no chance
• the dream, the dream, the dream...
 false praise
 the winner
 switching
• the girls and the birds
 pardon me you got some light
 immobile
 upon our location
• immortal wino
• 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

1988

• two writers
• the nurses

1989

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

1990

• The Kenyon Review and other matters
• rags, bottles, sacks
• talk
• meeting them
• on the rebound
• the mirror game
• happy birthday
• the movies
• cancer
• days and nights
• my buddy
• girl on the escalator
• no leaders
• somebody else
• flying through space
• hello, how are you?
• not normal
• I am a true mole
• clothes cost money
• my buddy
• husk
• love poem
• sumatra cum laude
 the fix
 defect
• the place
 everything hurts to the edge of goodness
 a question
• 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
• Stomping at the Savoy
• displaced
• the spill
• don't call me, I'll call you
 the gravel of sunlight
 perfect
• skinny-dipping
• I'm flattered
 Liszts
 accepted
 yes
 please
 bad night
• silverfish
• .188
 sewing machine needle
• cracking the odds
 fat boy
• some of this place
 hey, Pablo
 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
• neon
 The National Endowment for the Farts
• nothing to it
• the roaches
• strange
• free dinner
• self-invites
• you write many poems about death
• the glory days
• another interview
• 1990 special
• it
• Dreiser wasn't so hot either
• straw hat
 visitation
• girl on the escalator
• outside the racetrack just before the 9th race
 insanity is the weakness of the will, gone begging
• it
 a startling sight
• before the 7th race, one mile, $32,000 claimer
 there are no great men or women
 the hit parade is a hit
 prelude
 the subway
• straw hat
 the interviewer
 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
• the schoolyard of forever
 what makes?
• a final word on no final words
• checkmate
• journey
 hell
• another Portfolio
• poem for nobody
• small talk
• 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
• breakfast
• lousy day
 the wine poems
• the telephone message machine
• clothes cost money
 note in and from a bottle
• the curse
• small talk
• the bedpan nightmare
• forewarned
• the way it is
• anyhow
 Henry Miller
 hurry
 October 4, 1990
 see here
 shop talk
 sights to see:
 the merciless nights
• oh my
• the bedpan nightmare
 the movies
 turtle
• gestation
• in finality
• oh my
• hello, how are you?
 ahhhhhh.....
• IBM
• upon reading an interview with a best selling novelist in the metropolitan daily
 bar
• change over
• somebody else
• upon reading an interview with a best selling novelist in the metropolitan daily
 the cork thing
 I am a true mole
 8 count and up
 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)
• TB
• 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
 party girl
• TB
 flux
 seven come eleven
 the human sacrifices
 feeding the chickens and you
 in with the boys
• unclassical symphony
 zero minus zero minus zero minus

1991

• odd
• basic
• hunger
• Lord Byron
• a model
• spelling it out
• the people
• God's man
• the inspection
• no return address
• he's a dog who types
• rest period
• hardly Nirvana
• last will and testament
• a vote for the light
• old
• Chinaski
• the dangling carrot
• hurry slowly hurry
• lousy mail
• the modern life
• stuck with it
• picture this
• from the Dept. of English
• the disease of existence
• the interview
• not much singing
• he showed me his buttocks
• late payment
• walking with the dead
• old?
• the darkening light
• hymn from the hurricane of the blinking eye
• lousy mail
• mountain
• the swimming pool
• please
• Genius, unfettered
• don't forget
• the x-factor
• revolt in the ranks
• the hardest
 laugh a minute
• scene from 1940
 one more day
• clever
• the darkening light
• I don't know about you but
• the mail
• my big night on the town
• taken
• the poem
• German
• Dostoevsky
• it got away
• notes on the telephone
• the young poets
• computer now
• learning the ropes
• scrambled legs
• one of those
 coming out from under the
• a day so flat you could roll marbles on it
• I inherit
• man's best friend
• my companion
• telephone
• poem, poem, poem, poem
• the girls
• the dress maker
• the joke
• the 8 count concerto
• liar, liar, your pants are on fire!
• the secret life
• total madness
• dead
• I know you
• the march
• a name is nothing if the named is nothing
• what will the neighbors think?
• poetry readings
• giving thanks
• lark in the dark
 8 count
• the 60's
• crazy world
• hey, hey, hey
• life on the half shell
• computer class
• slow night
• open here
• they rolled they whole bed out of there
• dear Mr. Chinaski
• I used to feel sorry for Henry Miller
• neither Shakespeare or Mickey Spillane
• who needs it?
• poop
• a grounder to the shortstop
• just trying to do a good deed
 slow learner
• the 60's
• the crowd
• the horses of Mexico
 living in a great big way
• slow night
• our big day at the movies
• they are after me
• death and transfiguration
• I used to think
• a new war
• wind the clock
 the posers like to use:
• going
• killing life
 note from hell in the mailbox
• 40,000
• cruising
• the lonely hearts of the universe
• the Mexican fighters
• snake eyes
• owl
• roll the dice
• defining the magic
• in one ear and out the other
• night cap
• with his awful teeth
 preparation hell
• good news
• traffic report
• the barometer
• a curious thing
• human nature
• the longest snake in the world
• the mice
• solving a crime before it begins is important too
• Paris in the Spring
• depression kid
 in search of the hero
• the Nile runs north
• putting it to bed
 hanging there
• now Ezra
 baseball
• hummingbird chance
• looking back
• the minute
• something's knocking at the door
 pause before the counter attack
• goading and whipping the muse
• no dice
• worse than nobody
• reading the little magazines
• the harder you try, the harder you die
• Hemingway never did this
• Hemingway never did this
• the damnation of Buk
• last seat at the end
• the damnation of Buk
• classical music and me
• Dinosauria, we
• Dinosauria, we
• 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
• writing
• these good people
• as the poems go
• hands
• writing
• the word
• met a man on the street
• met a man on the street
• some luck somehow
• classical
• the luck of the draw
• the horseplayer
• iron
 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
• cool fur
 genius by the shore

1992

• the riots
• a summation
• the great writer
• the death of an era
• working out
• the cigarette of the sun
• the cigarette of the sun
• the love for the first whore
• the circus of death
• ow said the cow to the fence that linked
 poem for my 72nd birthday, if I get there
 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
• the wine that roared like a lion
• i'm still no good
• stay out of my slippers you fool
• top gun
 way without end
 wise
• a conversation not to remember
• this is when they come in for what's left of your soul
• working out
 killing time
 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
 remember
• bedtime story
• a good cause
 notice
 notice
• the couple
 notice
 notice
 all there is
 a moment
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• heart in the cage
 organ play
 days without charm
• from the Dept. of English
 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?
• the condition book
• a wise-ass
 spit out and falling

1993

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

1994

 party
• #1
• club Hell
• club Hell