By Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman
Beat Poets is a single-volume reference that comprises chosen essays from serious Survey of Poetry, Fourth version. each article during this set was once rigorously chosen by way of our editors to supply the easiest info to be had in regards to the subject lined. The essays in Beat Poets talk about such influential poets as Paul Blackburn, Robert Duncan, Anselm Hollo, Marie Ponsot, and Allen Ginsberg.
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4th ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985. Wakoski traces Bukowski’s rising popularity but laments the fact that though “Americans . . honor truth,” and Bukowski’s poems are distinguished by their unself-pitying truthfulness, he has not received much serious criticism. Includes a list of his publications up to 1984. Weizmann, Daniel, ed. Drinking with Bukowski: Recollections of the Poet Laureate of Skid Row. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2000. Essays by friends of Bukowski such as Wanda Coleman, Raymond Carver, Karen Finley, Paul Trachtenberg, Fred Voss, and Sean Penn.
Cain claims that Bukowski’s rough-and-tumble poetry shows palpable Imagist influences. For advanced students. Cherkovski, Neeli. Bukowski: A Life. : Steerforth, 1997. This volume is “a slightly different version” of Cherkovski’s Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski, published in 1991. Its strength resides in the writer’s close access to the subject during their early friendship and material from interviews with Bukowski. It purports to include the “wilder stories” which Bukowski regretted were previously omitted.
In “The Lady in Red,” he explores the compensatory function served by heroes such as Dillinger during the Depression; in “Fight On” and “Blue Collar Solitude,” the needed respite offered by a good street brawl and/or several drinks; and in “Nothing,” seeing a supervisor besotted somehow eases the pain and agony of the job. 38 Beat Poets Bukowski, Charles The Last Generation As one of the most prolific and well-known underground poets, Bukowski pinned his success on the authenticity of his voice.