Bukowski on Writing, True Art, and the Courage to Create Outside Society’s Forms of Approval

Bukowski_CrumbIn a letter to [] friend, Bukowski laments the something-elseness of most of what tries to pass for Art:

Almost all poetry written, past and present, is a failure because the intent, the slant and accent, is not a carving like stone or eating a good sandwich or drinking a good drink, but more like somebody saying, “Look, I have written a poem … see my POEM!

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