“If You Give a Cyclops a Kitten” and Other Bad Children’s Books Posted by wildflowa on September 13, 2012 · 6 Comments
by Maria Popova Visual whimsy to make Bukowski’s magic shine. Charles Bukowski’s poem “The Bluebird,” originally published in his 1992 anthology The Last Night of the Earth Poems , is a quietly profound meditation on an all too familiar facet of the human condition — our compulsion to conceal and stifle our most tender and vulnerable selves underneath tough, controlled, meticulously architected exteriors. This mesmerizingly beautiful animated adaptation of the poem by Cambridge School of Art student Monika Umba is the perfect piece of visual whimsy to bring to life Bukowski’s magic.
Here's a selection of recordings by the great Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) 70 Minutes in Hell - A home recording of Bukowski reading (1969) At Terror Street And Agony Way - CB recorded at home- (1969) King of Poets - A home recording of Bukowski reading (1970) Hostage - Rowdy poetry reading in San Pedro, CA (1980) The Life And Hazardous Times Of Charles Bukowski: Neither Bought For Gold Nor To The Devil Sold.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SUBJECT: Charles Bukowski FILE: 140-35907 In 1968 various branches of the U.S. government performed an investigation into the background of civil servant Charles Bukowski. Apparently the FBI and the Postal Service took offense to some of his writing (mainly the notes of a dirty old man column he wrote for the Los Angeles hippie tabloid Open City ), and had their 'informants' report Bukowski to higher-ups in the post office. The bulk of these files are interviews with neighbors and employers, few of whom who seem to remember Bukowski.