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.