Charles Bukowsk is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.
I have read all buk's works, & this book is the best one I have read since his death.
Well, I was hooked from that moment. "What Matters" is a posthumous volume of poetry by the prolific Bukowski, who died in 1994.
I read this alone at night when I should be getting sleep and I am usually glad I passed on the sleep..
Brilliant, bold, profound, and never intimidated, this is some of Bukowski's best work. I enjoyed this book so much that I carried it around with me everywhere.... and lost it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Laynie
Bukowski walks through his fires and becomes a famous writer.Published 1 month ago by William Dakota
One of my favorite books of poetry to date. Some of Bukowski's best work.Published 2 months ago by Kristina Astone
I really enjoyed reading Bukowski's poems. The book is very readable. The poetry is down to earth and easy to understand and relate to. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judy Walter
i never buy poetry. for some reason i was compelled to buy this. it flows like a story with themed chapters. great condition too.Published 11 months ago by Teresa Aviles
Bukowski is the man! And apparently 16 more words are required to complete this review, which won't be found helpful by many.Published 11 months ago by Torence Johnson
if you think your a poet or a writer you NEED to read this book! then you need to write five words or more........Published 11 months ago by matthew murphy
I liked some parts, loved others, and even the poems I found dull still provoked me and made me see something I hadn't before (well, most of them, there's still a lot about horses... Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. Dieckmann