When I was in 10th grade, I wrote a fake autobiography. Well really, I drew the cover and wrote a blurb of a section of my childhood because that was all the assignment called for. In the blurb, I described the weird pleasant joy I got out of rollerskating and biking through the cemetery… Continue reading Fun Home meets Skating Through Cemeteries: A Personal Reflection
After the last two Bukowski reads, I needed a break. And so I pulled one of my favorite memoirs off the shelf and decided, “What the hell. Everyone needs to know about this book.” And I’m not being hyperbolic. Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy is one hell of a memoir. “The names… Continue reading Screw Everyone: No, Really. Do It.
I may have written once that I didn’t think Bukowski’s poetry was inherently terrible. I had read a few online or seen quotes on Tumblr and I was like, “Oh, okay. See, that’s not too bad!” And then I went about my life because in all honesty poetry isn’t my bag. And then a friend… Continue reading Love Is A Dog From Hell: Poetry for the Drunk Soul
I asked myself several times after clicking “Add to Shopping Cart” why I had the desire to read this in the first place. I have always shouted my hatred for Bukowski from the rooftops. I have literally stood on a rooftop to do so. I’ve used quotations from his poems to highlight how… Continue reading Women by Bukowski: How Does One Guy Piss Me Off?