Slouching toward Nirvana new poems

by Bukowski, Charles.

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Summary
This latest volume of Charles Bukowski's poetry was published posthumously and edited by John Martin. Almost all the poems are highly personal and often told through the voice of a first person narrator who is obviously Bukowski himself.
Contents
A 4th of July in the early 30's
Without stress or agony
My close call
Clothes cost money
An easy way to die
We have hand guns around here
Making do
Rare indeed
The Poet
Bolero
A winter memory
Living in a great big way
Then and now
How did they get their job?
Paper and people
Writer's block
Disorder and early sorrow
In this place
The uninitiated
Cicada
Never interrupt a writer at work
Oh my
Meeting them
No eulogies, please
Finality
The machinery of loss
Damsels of the night
Forewarned
She lost weight
Military surplus
A difficult woman
Talk
Where the action is real
Academy Award?
Beach boys
I'm no good
Friend of the family
Solving a crime before it begins
Note for my wall
The wine that roared
2:07 a.m.
A clean, well-lighted place
Do we really care?
For crying out loud
High school girls
Emergency
For a woman who might some day become a nun
Some people ask for it
Against the Window pane
An answer to a day's worth of mail
New York, New York
The knife Waltz
Dusty shoes
Vulgar poem
This one
The big lonely night
One a.m.
The curse
With his awful teeth
Golden boy
Surreal tangerines
Little magazines and poetry chapbooks
My buddy
Last Friday night
Open here
A name is nothing if the named is nothing
The stupidest thing I ever did
You can't make a lion out of a butterfly
I don't know about you but
It's a drag just breathing
A hard lesson
A conversation to remember
Picture show
He played first base
The suicide kid
Snake eyes and faulty screams
I fought them from the moment I saw light
Now, Ezra
Concession
It
Terror
My rosy ass
This is a bitter poem
Poem for nobody
Checkmate
The Tide
To hell and back
Something's knocking at the door
Regardless
The dandy
I am a mole
Somebody else
IBM Selectric
Why oh why and oh why not?
Movies
No luck at all
Good news
Bedpan nightmare
Robert
Private screenings
As you slow down the mermaids look the other way
Something new
The swimming pool
The great writer
I used to think
From the department of health
Working out
My friend William Burroughs
A note upon starvation
Poem for my 70th birthday
You'll never know
Joe
Top gun
It's strange
Explosion
Small talk
Basic.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bukowski's posthumous productivity continues, this time giving us one of his best collections, thanks for which are perhaps due to the editorial labors of John Martin, who closed down his long-running Black Sparrow Press a few years back but maintained his interest in his meat-and-potatoes author. Like many another Buk collection, this one comes in four parts. To see just how good it is, turn to part 2, indicatively introduced by these lines: There's a lioness / down the hallway // put on your lion's mask / and wait. The section's theme is women: Buk's women, lioness-like, indeed. Approach with caution or, better, as he says, wait. Beauty or, like Buk, beast, each is as sexy, feisty, crude, and smart (sometimes) as he is. These seemingly artless ( you try to write anything good in Bukowski's dribble-down-the-page free style) rants, matched here in force and humor by the ones not about women, are the poetic analogs of the man-woman stuff in the pages of tough-guy novelists from Spillane and Thompson\b to Leonard. --Ray Olson Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects American poetry 21st century
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic books.
Poetry.
21st century.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins e-books2009
2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780061979989
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