Posts Tagged: Charles Bukowski

Staying Syncretic: A Conversation with Kool A.D.

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Kool A.D. discusses his debut novel, OK, the war on drugs, systemic destruction of left-leaning movements by the government, and the inability to escape American capitalism. ...more

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #19: Are YOU My Hero?

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This week, I’ve found myself thinking about heroism. What makes a hero, anyway? Who should we choose for our heroes?

When I was around fourteen, I developed a hero crush on W. C. Fields, of all people! I was delighted when I read about the time he and John Barrymore gave a ride to a hitchhiker on a country road, and then threw the poor man out of the moving car when he began preaching at them for being drunk.

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/19–2/25

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Sunday 2/19: Co-founder of Milkweed Editions and poet Emilie Buchwald will feature at Literary Witnesses, held in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Buchwald will read from her newest collection of poetry, The Moment’s Only Moment. 12 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/21: Carol Connolly’s series Reading by Writers continues with a tribute to Charles Bukowski.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Write

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You’ve read about famous authors’ workspaces, writing schedules, and semi-compulsive rituals, but have you read about their sleep habits?

Brain Pickings’s Maria Popova collaborated with information designer Giorgia Lupi and Rumpus illustrator Wendy MacNaughton to create a series of super-charming illustrations of writers correlating their wake-up times with their creative productivity.

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The Last Book I Loved: Women

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Read between Faulkner’s Collected Short Stories and the wonderful Martin Millar’s Lonely Werewolf Girl, it was time for prose that slapped me in the face and welcomed me with a beer.

Charles Bukowski’s Henry Chinaski character is starting to emerge as a successful poet, and consequently has a bit more money to buy booze, a bit more time to write, and a lot of time to be the philandering sensitive brute with women (think Shrek, rated R).

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