“No real breakthrough, no newness, no blazing energy, no gamble. What? Who? Lowell? That grasshopper? Don’t sing me crap songs. We do what we can and we don’t do very well. Strictured. Locked. We pose at it. We work too hard. We try too hard. Don’t try. Don’t work. It’s there. It’s looking right at us, aching to kick out of the closed womb. There’s been too much direction. It’s all free, we needn’t be told.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“You roll the dice, you’re going to get snake eyes, sometimes. I like to keep it loose and wild. A good tight poem can happen but it comes along while you are working with something else.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“No, I’m not a tennis freak but am a student of defeat.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“By nature a lone wolf, Bukowski liked to quote Sartre’s line that “hell is other people,”” Charles Bukowski On Writing

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