Charles Bukowski

Jake O'Kief

About Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was born August 16,1920, to a German mother and American soldier. At age three they moved back to the U.S. He went to Los Angeles to the city college and moved to New york to lean how to write. Since there was suck poor publishing he could not write anything he quit writing and worked many jobs. He finally started writing again and published his first book when he was 24 and began writing poetry at 35. He published more then 45 books of poetry, and sadly died of leukemia on March 9, 1994. Charles Bukowski is a very detailed writer, His writing really pulls me in and makes me wanna read his next poem.
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