Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was a German-American poet who also wrote short stories and novels. He was continually influenced by the lives of ordinary Americans, alcohol, and the culture around him. He was often referred to as the “king of the underground” during his lifetime and his poetry collections include Maybe Tomorrow and Crucifix in a Deathhand. 

Friendly advice to a lot of young men

Charles Bukowski’s ‘Friendly advice to a lot of young men’ is an unforgettable poem that lays out the things the poet thinks men should and should not do in life. 

The Crunch

‘The Crunch’ is a moving poem filled with memorable descriptions of society’s lost men and women and our treatment of one another. 

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