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clip: Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski and yes, ‘That’s a beauty’

April 11, 2012

One of my favourite poets is Charles Bukowski, a tender heart squatting occasionally only a small distance behind a barricade of hoarfrost and poison ivy and broken shot glasses.

Watch Bukowski’s secret sharer, Tom Waits, reading the latter’s Laughing Heart.

If you’re feeling a little more Bukowski is in order, here’s this heartbreaker.

And finally, read his poem So You Want to Be a Writer, which kicks me in the belly, and I’m smiling all the way to the floor.

Happy poetry month.

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