“God, who’d want to be such an asshole?”

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He wrote poetry, so maybe he felt he belonged to the more sensitive side of society, but despite his best efforts, this doesn’t change the fact that he was a misogynist and a drunk. I don’t know if that helped him become one of the best poets of the Beat Generation, but it didn’t hurt.

Modern Music Movement presents “Charles Bukowski is Still Dead,” with readings from three local poets.

Selections from the work of Charles Bukowski will once more see the light of the stage at the Imperial, in College Park, Thursday night.

I’ve seen MMM shows in the past and they are not to be missed, let me tell you.

If the William S. Burroughs show is any indication of how rad this is going to be, count me in, because that was one hell of a night. You truly felt the pain of each reader’s personal struggle as they waded through the mire of that man’s wretched life and the perspectives they brought to the audience were just astounding to behold.

And downright scary, if you ask me.

So, here’s to hoping this Bukowski show lives up to the hype. I want to see everyone at the bar erupt in goose flesh when they hear his words amplified like some ephemeral being is haunting them from the grave.

As His Intellectualness once said,

“… We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

Here, here!

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