You Get So Alone at Times

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061873047
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times, a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.

sifting through the madness for the word the line the way

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 006197997X
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Poetry

from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane" young young young, only wanting the Word, going mad in the streets and in the bars, brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women screaming in your cheap room, you a familiar guest at the drunk tank, North Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights sifting through the madness for the Word, the line the way, hoping for a check from somewhere, dreaming of a letter from a great editor: "Chinaski, you don't know how long we've beenwaiting for you!" no chance at all.

Dangling in the Tournefortia

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061881848
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Poetry

There is not a wasted word in Dangling in the Tournefortia, a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure.

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061857297
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Poetry

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses is a book of poems written by Charles Bukowski for Jane, his first love. These poems explore a more emotional side to Charles Bukowski.

Bring Me Your Love

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780876856062
Release Date: 2002-05-31
Genre: Fiction

Fifteen pages of story and illustrations.

Betting on the Muse

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061860697
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Poetry

Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061881879
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck captures glimpses of Charles Bukowski's view on life through his poignant poetry: the pain, the hate, the love, and the beauty. He writes of lechery and pain while finding still being able to find its beauty.

The People Look Like Flowers At Last

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061749247
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Poetry

the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot. I walked miles through the city and recognized nothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go mad. it’s not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaning nothing, there’s no release, just gurus and self- appointed gods and hucksters. the more people say, the less there is to say. even the best books are dry sawdust. —from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces"

Septuagenarian Stew

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061882050
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Poetry

Septuagenarian Stew is a combination of poetry and stories written by Charles Bukowski that delve into the lives of different people on the backstreets of Los Angeles. He writes of the housewife, the bum, the gambler and the celebrity to evoke a portrait of Los Angeles

Egghead

Author: Bo Burnham
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455519125
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Humor

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians... EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

On Writing

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062395986
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Literary Collections

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters. Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence—letters to publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers—the writer shares his insights on the art of creation. On Writing reveals an artist brutally frank about the drudgery of work and canny and uncompromising about the absurdities of life—and of art. It illuminates the hard-edged, complex humanity of a true American legend and counterculture icon—the “laureate of American lowlife” (Time)—who stoically recorded society’s downtrodden and depraved. It exposes an artist grounded in the visceral, whose work reverberates with his central ideal: “Don't try.” Piercing, poignant, and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with Bukowski’s trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos, and intimacy.

The Garbage Times White Ibis

Author: Sam Pink
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781593766863
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Fiction

From the freezing alleys of Chicago to the dew-blanketed bayou of Florida. From bouncing drunks and cleaning up puke to biking through the swamp laughing at peacocks. Freeze to thaw. Filth and broken glass and black water backed up in showers; lizards and Girl Scouts and themed birthday parties. A baby rat freed from the bottom of a dumpster becomes a white ibis wandering the wet driveway after a storm. Goodbye, hello, goodbye. It was the garbage times; it was time for something else. A tale of two tales, connected by a mysterious sunlit portal. Designed with tête-bêche binding as a single volume.

So Sad Today

Author: Melissa Broder
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455562718
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"These essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular Twitter account @sosadtoday comes a darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays. Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings, and which quickly gained a dedicated following. In SO SAD TODAY, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores--in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic--questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world.