Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I got quite a lot out of this documentary on Charles Bukowski, which is on both Netflix and YouTube

A toxic drunk, a loudmouth, and an epic troublemaker, Bukowski wasn't the kind of person I would want in my life on a personal level. And he certainly wasn't a role model for life choices.

But.

What a voice! What commitment to his craft! What a knock-you-out-with-a-stick Zen master for writers!

Someone in this documentary (which is not for the kiddies) calls him a twentieth-century Whitman. Dead on.

The documentary BORN INTO THIS:



A single amazing Bukowski poem, if you don't have time for all that: