Charles Bukowski, Longshot Pomes for Broke Players, 7 Poets Press, New York, 1962. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge

Oct. 9, 2010–Feb. 14, 2011
Library, West Hall

It’s the time of year to eat, drink and be merry!  What says “the holidays” more than a pudgy, white-bearded man making lists of those naughty and nice – Charles Bukowski…?  In his own words, “Rest you merry gentlemen and rest you merry whores.”   That’s holiday spirit, isn’t it?

The exhibit showcases papers from Bukowski’s archive donated by his wife, Linda Lee Bukowski.  There are first editions, drafts, drawings and correspondences on view, as well as some personal effects from Bukowski’s desk: the manual typewriter to the glass of wine.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA  91108

Holiday Hours:
Sun., Dec. 26 – Fri., Dec. 31:  10:30 am – 4:30 pm


Artifacts from Bukowski's desk

Charles Bukowski's 1978 appearance on Bernard Pivot's television talk show, "Apostrophes."