Charles Bukowski manuscripts

Bukowski manuscript

Uncollected poems and stories

Poems and stories that were not published in Black Sparrow or Ecco books, but may have been published in literary magazines.

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1962

 The Damnation of Recognition
 THE DEATH OF A BEE IN THE GRASS ALONG MARIPOSA AVENUE:

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

1970

 the scene
 EARLY MORNING BEER AND NOT MUCH ELSE:
 TO A GIRL IN MARCH WIND WITH NYLON PURE WONDERMENT OF THIGH CALVE AND KNEE:
 BABY NEEDS A NEW CASTLE IN SWITZERLAND
 1926 Dodge, Tijuana
 Poem to Yevtushenko:
 poem for an x-bank clerk
 that liberating movement
 DOOM LIKE THOSE LARGE RED LIGHTS YOU SUDDENLY SEE IN THE OVERHEAD MIRROR...
 BEER AND CIGARS (via telephone)
 graditude
 rat poison
 Ice
 ROLLED AGAIN
 THE PALMLEAVES OF CALIFORNIA
 style
 ?
 horse from hell

1971

 a need for glue
 DOWN ON THE ROW
 old age
 Poem for an Errand Boy in the Year 1941
 the game-players
 Venice, Calif.
 I met this woman
 crowds
 a very dramatic man

1972

 A WELL-KNOWN POET AND MYSELF
 the creation of the morning line
 [untitled]
 on the sidewalks and in the sun
 the gigolo
 moons of honey drown the lark hahaha
 Crime and Punishment
 the triangle
 there's people in places where snow lives
 round trip (for T.H.)
 yes, yes
 200 yards from the surf
 a great man speaks of great men
 my hump-backed laughing soul
 a critic
 Robinson Jeffers and Love
 the reason:
 piss

1973

 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
 Vegetables
 the lambs of laughter
 overtime
 did you ever think about that?

1974

 the boy in red for a 20
 a fair evening
 dig me a ditch
 a confession
 the midnight dip
 rubber
 WHILE SITTING IN A BAR ON SUNSET BOULEVARD
 advice
 mice
 all you need
 help wanted
 teeth
 mother
 where are you?
 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--
 August
 let's be original
 my ol' drinking buddies...
 cloud 9
 A Song to the Glorious Lonely
 Pizza
 pizza
 Hitler's mama
 feed time

1975

 song of the flies
 whiskey sour
 bet too early in the 9th
 drooling madness at st. liz:
 blood
 over a beer
 46 and 9/10's
 lovlie
 in all fairness
 tables
 the famous man
 thoughts on an evening when grey walls breathe and huff
 you back in the ninth row, let me tell you something
 haul ass wonder woman
 rip-tide
 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
 the great film director
 PRIMAL SCREAM
 my lucky friend
 I watch these thin-hoofed beasts
 airplane spin
 One for the Jag
 to the soul-seekers
 the fathead
 beer
 JONES
 one for R.O.
 out on the branch
 the famous poet
 garter belt
 the genius
 Ezra's pretty tough
 chauv poem
 IT'S ALL A MATTER OF ENTERTAINMENT
 entertainment
 the good guy
 o.d.
 murder
 figs
 the hallelujah chorus

1976

 January 1976
 white like snow
 darling
 skin coloring
 life off hollywood and western
 shit sometimes it gets so lonely that I can't even commit suicide
 the death kiss
 for me
 the poem of the empty bed
 the fortune teller
 the death-trend
 for linda
 stravinsky on a saturday night at 7:18 p.m.
 poet and poetess...
 bathtub
 she wrote me

1977

 two men at the track
 a lazy afternoon
 professional counseling
 best bet
 uggh...
 how ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?
 a matter of size
 a good show
 these same walls
 I do it while thinking about things
 a note upon waste
 sam the mailman
 a shooting
 the firing of the canons
 a most serious fellow
 the old quarterback
 trainer's instructions
 smashed
 we're all so wanted
 o, the literary life!
 shopping list
 plate glass window
 unleaded
 and my mother had a nice umbrella
 I been workin' on the railroad just to pass the time away
 the finish of Moby Dick
 ow
 the whores, the people at taco stands, the bus drivers, the cops, the killers, the janitors, the highschool teachers, the priests and the garbagemen...
 this is an unhappy poem for your aunt Mary
 Venice, California, November 1977
 nbsp;Scarlet
 hotel Felix
 a fact
 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
 legs

1978

 TRAFFIC AND SAFE DRIVING RULES
 winter meeting
 hooked in H
 have a nice day
 women at my dresser mirror
 the way
 coming and going
 time off
 craft
 there was always the danger of men who originally wrote things down well of becoming professional writers--
 my instructor
 5000 dollars
 so I got out the AE-1
 Good Friday
 a member of the jury
 I've looked everywhere for the can opener
 the E was all right
 a big one
 death of the toteboards, Hollywood Park, April 21, 1978
 the playboy of the Western world leaves the field to those who desire it--
 chilled
 travertine
 I.U.(C).D.
 trouble in the ghetto
 last try
 mosquito
 the girls are gone
 mouth
 N.Y. Times
 telephone
 tank jobs
 sad letters from up North
 ...a big Thursday night at Hollywood and Western...::
 have a nice day
 pretty boy
 1984
 clown poem
 De Luxe
 hop, skip and jump
 the immortals
 reality
 just a touch of mox

1979

 he likes to be alone
 eating the father
 the German hotel
 nice and brown
 the alter boy
 bad day
 the alien
 the 9 horse
 Hemingway
 the piano player
 of course
 one for the gang
 success
 me and Pound's girlfriend
 trouble
 parts dept.
 your move
 the girls
 the drowning of the id
 jam
 with a flagpole over the San Pedro Harbor

1980

 if you don't know where it's at stay where you are
 helping friends
 don't save me
 ladies talking on the telephone
 dear friends
 quits
 quits
 quits
 only the dragging of time like a dry turd being pulled by a string...
 a horror poem

1981

 forget your writing class, get on your writing ass
 dim love down low
 tv is getting better
 the night I broke away from Hemingway
 WRONG WAY
 knowing all along that you're not the only one to think like this
 jung cats
 about a correspondence
 how was your childhood?
 kitchen floor poem
 purple
 renewal
 renewal
 Two Ton

1982

 a mention of some lucky pay-offs
 the train station
 slow night
 men without women, per Hemingway
 405 South
 hands
 men without women
 men without women
 a statement upon the journey
 it only gets pleasant when you don't think too much
 a lady with some French wine
 a poem about a lady with a red face and long blonde hair
 hard night, hard times, useless hard
 the writer
 hard night
 the death of paris and many things
 the old big time
 getting ready for a summer tan as suicides mount in Delaware
 joy ride
 she goes for the spin-off
 the unhappy woman
 to the last one
 the pelicans
 six weeks
 problems
 about the french movie director
 save the trees
 the alcoholic

1983

 poem from down under
 lost in the various hinterlands
 don't play it again sam
 he left
 like it was waiting
 a hot sweaty day in August
 i'll take it all
 the pack
 Dear Mr. Chinaski
 some night
 shop talk
 for a man who walks around my typewriter very often
 it's fundamental
 eunuch
 it's no mystery
 killed by a bad poem
 the bookcase

1984

 greetings
 the luck of the blessed
 you've got to fall up to get down
 note upon our very drab affair
 overheard at the track
 the personal license plate
 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
 this is free take it and feel better
 fire within the cesspool
 see ending
 he's probably ripping and tearing in hell right now...
 for my better readers
 in 1941

1985

 in and out of the dark
 oh, it's important
 last a.m. poem
 this is the real review
 all you guys
 cohorts of the hoof
 the great wine-maker
 huh?
 self-edit
 yes
 London Bridges
 the mirage
 here it is
 who's who in america
 yeah
 a gentle alcoholic night
 filling an order
 it's all out the window...
 siege
 spinning the ribbon
 it's all right dont lay any guilt on me
 huzza
 the flower of zero
 listening to my buddy at the factory
 wild
 B L O C K
 down to it
 more than the blues
 looking out the plate glass window of this train
 hustling against the twilight
 untitled
 culture
 hot night
 the slob
 the way it is
 so cheer up
 the mutilation of the species
 I pour a drink and toast the love of my luck
 dark night poem #12
 modern age insomnia
 the luck of the way

1986

 on fame
 the walls are beautiful, the people are not
 goodbye
 nothing's free, not even the sun...
 BUKOWSKI
 from #47695
 maintaining
 my critics
 alphabet of an alcoholic
 no good
 dirty poem
 a consideration of the structure------
 the melt-down
 near Nirvana
 i am giving away the prize
 full circle
 dead
 listen, let me tell you of olden days
 the winner
 false praise
 no chance
 switching
 pardon me you got some light
 immobile
 upon our location
 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

1989

 battle call
 the knife
 credo
 the smallest of talk
 without fail
 the big three
 definition
 some kind of nut

1990

 I am a true mole
 the movies
 the fix
 defect
 a lot of nothing
 everything hurts to the edge of goodness
 a question
 to consider where we are in this low-moulded clamp
 please
 the gravel of sunlight
 perfect
 accepted
 Liszts
 please
 yes
 bad night
 sewing machine needle
 fat boy
 hey, Pablo
 25 cents worth
 inside and outside
 nothing
 yes
 The National Endowment for the Farts
 visitation
 a startling sight
 there are no great men or women
 insanity is the weakness of the will, gone begging
 prelude
 the interviewer
 the hit parade is a hit
 the subway
 the redemption, the glory and the act
 when the hunter hunts himself
 me and Faulkner
 farewell
 sitting with the drunks
 what makes?
 hell
 more than cheers
 the wine poems
 note in and from a bottle
 Henry Miller
 hurry
 October 4, 1990
 see here
 shop talk
 sights to see:
 the merciless nights
 the movies
 turtle
 ahhhhhh.....
 bar
 8 count and up
 the cork thing
 I am a true mole
 being too young
 I'm buying
 8 count and up
 Chinaski: skewered
 death is a good thing
 while listening to a piano concerto by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
 office supplies
 mailbag
 the Death-Hole
 making it
 pardon me
 the editor asked
 when I consider
 flux
 party girl
 seven come eleven
 the human sacrifices
 in with the boys
 zero minus zero minus zero minus
 feeding the chickens and you

1991

 note from hell in the mailbox
 one more day
 pause before the counter attack
 the posers like to use:
 hanging there
 preparation hell
 in search of the hero
 laugh a minute
 living in a great big way
 8 count
 slow learner
 a member of the tribe
 genius by the shore

1992

 poem for my 72nd birthday, if I get there
 how it's done
 the old man moves toward the bedroom
 on drinking
 dry
 am i the only one
 somniloquy
 hey, buddy, let's deal
 last poem of the night
 way without end
 wise
 killing time
 faulkner
 tonight
 chinaski in the tar pits
 well, when you can't write a poem
 the lost part
 notice
 remember
 notice
 notice
 all there is
 notice
 a moment
 days without charm
 organ play
 ]]]]]
 crawling toward winter
 down by the shore
 the gamblers
 bless my greasy forehead
 life people you and the purple dog which has nothing to do with any of this
 business administration
 big deal
 you are and aren't
 poverty
 spit out and falling

1994

 party