Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Day at the Races

SatoriGuy asks, "I'm kind of a newb to poetry but I enjoyed the Charles Bukowski documentary Born Into This. Any thoughts on Mr. Bukowski's poetry?"

I've only read one of his books, back in the 80's.  It did make a mark on me, however.  Whenever I encounter a reference to a racetrack, I think of his writing.  It says something about his powers as a writer that he broadened my reality a little bit, making the world of the track come vividly alive for me.

Synchronistically, after reading your question I finished reading Geoff Dyers' Zona and encountered one passing reference to Mr. Bukowski.

1 comment:

  1. What poet(s) make you laff out loud? And do you think it's necessary to say why?