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Carl Larsen – Contributions to Periodicals

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SECTION C:
This index includes contributions to periodicals; entries within years are listed alphabetically


1956

1. THE ARCHER, Vol. 6, No. 3, edited by Wilfred Brown and Elinor Henry Brown
North Hollywood: The Archer, Autumn/Winter (Dec) 1956
“I Walked with the Rain” [poem]




2. COASTLINES, Vol. 2, No. 2, Issue 6, edited by Mel Weisburd
Los Angeles: Coastlines, Winter 1956
“Auto Da Fe” [poem]





3. EPOS, Vol. 8, No. 2, edited by Evelyn Thorne and Will Tullos
mags_epos0802Lake Como: Epos, Winter 1956
“I Cannot Live” [poem]






1957

4. ARK, No. 3, edited by James Harmon
San Francisco: Ark, Winter 1957
“The Work of Hands: 8” [poem], “The Work of Hands: 11” [poem]




5. COASTLINES, Vol. 3, No. 1, Issue 9, edited by Mel Weisburd
Hollywood: Coastlines, Winter 1957-58
“Letter to Clarence Major” [prose]





6. DANSE MACABRE, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by R.T. Baylor
Manhattan Beach: Danse Macabre, 1957
“The Children Are Watching” [poem]





7. EMERGENT, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by James M. Singer Jr.
Gardena: Henny Penny Press, Winter 1957
“An Account to the Best of My Memory of the Strange and Interesting Events Which Took Place on October 7” [prose]



8. THE FREE LANCE, Vol. 4, No. 2, edited by Adelaide Simon
Cleveland: The Free Lance, Last Half 1957
“The Right to Stand in Line” [poem], “Eating Subgum War Mein” [poem]




9. HEARSE, No. 1, edited by E. V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1957
“Prelude to the Big Blast” [poem]





10. THE NAKED EAR, No. 2, edited by Judson Crews
Ranches of Taos: The Naked Ear, (1957)
“Summer Song #2” [poem], “Song to Be Sung to the Tuna” [poem]




11. THE NAKED EAR, No. 5, edited by Judson Crews
Ranches of Taos: The Naked Ear, (1957)
“Patterns on a Sea Wall #32” [poem]





12. THE NAKED EAR, No. 8, edited by Judson Crews
Ranches of Taos: The Naked Ear, (1957)
“The Work of Hands: 7” [poem]





13. NEON, No. 3, edited by Gilbert Sorrentino
Brooklyn: Neon Magazine, 1957
“Three Rather Obvious Images from the Penultimate Morning” [poem], “Not Us We Love the Dirty ‘…’s”, ” [poem], “Pastels in Smoke and Liquid” [poem], “The Big Hoop-Hoop at 38th Street” [prose]

14. SIMBOLICA, No. 15, edited by Ignace Ingianni
San Francisco: Simbolica, (1957)
“Rondeau #3” [poem], “Rondeau #5” [poem], “Rondeau #7” [poem], “Rondeau #9” [poem]





1958

15. THE COERCION REVIEW, No. 1, edited by Clarence Major
Chicago: Coercion, Summer 1958
“I Lay My Dying Children” [poem]





16. EPOS, Vol. 9, No. 4, edited by Evelyn Thorne and Will Tullos
Lake Como: Epos, Winter 1958
“Mss. Found in a Baby” [poem]





17. HEARSE, No. 3, edited by E. V. Griffith
mags_hearse03Eureka: Hearse Press, 1958
“Contemporary Silence” [poem]





18. THE MISCELLANEOUS MAN, No. 14, edited by William J. Margolis
San Francisco: The Miscellaneous Man, 1958
“Square Like The World” [prose], “Contemporary Impression No. 1” [poem], “Contemporary Impression No. 6” [poem],  “Contemporary Impression No. 9” [poem]


19. WHETSTONE, Vol. 3, No. 1, edited by Jack Lindeman
Philadelphia: Whetstone, 1958
“Salvation” [poem]


1959

20. THE COERCION REVIEW, No. 2, edited by Clarence Major
Chicago: Coercion, Spring 1959
“Ode to a Model 403 IBM Accounting Machine” [poem]




21. EPOS, Vol. 11, No. 1, edited by Evelyn Thorne and Will Tullos
Crescent City: Epos, Fall 1959
“The Transient Heart” [poem]





22. GALLOWS, No. 1, Jon T. Griffith
mags_gallows01Eureka, Octo­ber 1959
“Contemporary Impression #4” [poem]





23. WHITE DOVE REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 3, edited by Ron Padgett
Tulsa: White Dove Press, 1959
“Crap and Cauliflower” [poem]






1960

24. COASTLINES, Vol. 4, Nos. 2-3, Issue 14-15, edited by Gene Frumkin
mags_coastlines1415Los Angeles: Coastlines, Spring 1960
“Memo from an Untidy Little Universe: 1” [poem], “Memo from an Untidy Little Universe: 2” [poem]




25. ELEMENT, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Robert Vaughan
Glendora: Element, 1960
“Suspend This Instant” [poem]





26. IMPETUS, No. 4, edited by Guy Owen and William E. Taylor
Deland: Stetson University, Summer 1960
“Needle”  [poem], “And Weeping with the Sea” [poem]




27. INLAND, Vol. 3, No. 3, edited by John Rackham
Salt Lake City: Inland, Winter 1960
“Death of a Single Thing” [poem]





28. NOMAD, No. 5-6, edited by Donald Factor and Anthony Linick
Culver City: Nomad, Winter-Spring 1960
“A Modest Proposal or Nabokov’s Folly” [prose], “The Death of Johnny Peyote, from a novel-in-progress” [prose]



29. NOMAD, No. 7, edited by Donald Factor and Anthony Linick
Culver City: Nomad, Summer 1960
“This End of the Sky: 5” [poem]





30. QUICKSILVER, Vol. 13, No. 1, edited by Grace Ross and Mabel M. Kuykendall
Fort Worth : Quicksilver, Spring 1960
“I Ask to Lay My Soul” [poem]





31. QUICKSILVER, Vol. 13, No. 3, edited by Grace Ross and Mabel M. Kuykendall
Fort Worth, Autumn 1960
“We Climb to Blank the Stars” [poem]





32. SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 4, edited by R. H. Miller
San Francisco: San Francisco Review, March 1960
“This End of the Sky: 3” [poem], “In Memory of Civilization” [poem]




33. SIMBOLICA, No. 18, edited by Ignace Ingianni
San Francisco: Simbolica, (1960)
“To the Negro Castrated for Looking at Scarlet O’Hara”




34. WHITE DOVE REVIEW, Vol. 2, No. 5 , edited by Ron Padgett
Tulsa: White Dove Press, Summer 1960
“An Age of Winter” [poem]






1961

35. BEATITUDE/EAST, No. 17, edited by C.V.J. Anderson
New York: Beatitude Press, 1961
“Patterns on a Sea Wall: 13” [poem],  “Patterns on a Sea Wall: 14” [poem], “Patterns on a Sea Wall: 15” [poem], “Patterns on a Sea Wall: 16” [poem], “Patterns on a Sea Wall: 17” [poem], “Patterns on a Sea Wall: 18” [poem], “Patterns on a Sea Wall: 19” [poem], “Patterns on a Sea Wall: 21” [poem]

36. THE BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL, Vol. 11, No. 3, edited Chad Walsh 
Beloit: The Beloit Poetry Journal, Spring 1961
“Attack of the Giant Gnats” [poem]

37. THE FIDDLEHEAD, No. 47, edited by A.G. Bailey
Fredericton: The Fiddlehead, Winter 1961
“The Work of Hands” [poem]

38. THE FREE LANCE, Vol. 6, No. 2, edited by Casper L. Jordan
Cleveland: The Free Lance, 1961
“Godlovecountrymotherhome” [poem]





39. THE GALLEY SAIL REVIEW, Vol. 3, No. 2, edited by Stanley McNail
San Francisco: The Galley Sail Review, Fall 1961
“After the First Bombing” [poem]

40. LOST WORLD, No. 2, edited by Lorenzo Thomas
New York: Lost World, 1961
“The Sea at Times” [poem], “The Descent of Solomon” [poem]




41. MIDWEST, No. 2, edited by R.R. Cuscaden
mags_midwest02Chicago: Midwest, Summer 1961
“Contemporary Impression: 11” [poem]





42. MUTINY, Vol. 3, No. 3, edited by Jane Esty and Paul Lett
Northport: Mutiny Press, Summer 1961
“From our Far-Flung Agents”





43. QUICKSILVER, Vol. 13, No. 3, edited by Grace Ross and Mabel M. Kuykendall
Fort Worth, Autumn 1961
“The Moral Observations of Edward Reed: 6” [poem]




44. SIMBOLICA, No. 20, edited by Ignace Ingianni
Tiburon: Simbolica, (1961)
“Notes for the Beginning of Things: 1” [poem]





45. SUN, No. 1, edited by Tracy Thompson
mags_sun01San Francisco: Sun, 1961
“The Sky Desterted” [poem]





46. TARGETS, No. 5, edited by W.L. Garner
Albuquerque, April 1961
“Bill, Feat Not Halitosis” [poem]





47. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 4, Issue 4, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1961
“There is a Little Balloon Coming out of My Head” [poem], “On a Hill Far Away Stood an Old Rugged Cha-Cha-Cha” [poem]




1962

48. BRAND X, No. 7, edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, July 1962
“In Unscheduled Ascent” [poem]





49. BRAND X, No. 10, edited by Carl Larsen
New York: 7 Poets Press, October 1962
“Poem Entitled October’s Bright Blue Weather” [poem], “The Good Folks Come to Burn Thee” [poem]



50. COASTLINES, Vol. 5, No. 3, Issue 19, edited by Curtis Zahn
Santa Monica: Coastlines, 1962
“O The Moon Shines Bright, It’s Radioactive” [poem]




51. LIBERATION, Vol. 6, No. 11, edited by Dave Dellinger
New York: Libertarian Press, January 1962
“The Work of Hands: 3” [poem]





52. OUTCRY, No. 1, edited by Lee Hollane and C.P. Galle
mags_outcry010Washington D.C.: Poet’s Press, July 1962
“excerpts from The Book of Eric Hammerscoffer”





53. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 2, No. 3, Issue 7, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, October 1962
“How I Got to Be 28 Years Old and All My Friends are a Success Except Me”, “Larsen’s Decameron”, “Clyde and Martha”




1963

54. BLACK CAT REVIEW, No. 2, , edited by Neeli Cherry
San Bernardino: The Cherry Press, March 1963
“Fugue for Tracy Thompson” [poem]





55. SCIAMACHY, No. 5, edited by Millea Levin
mags_sciamachy05Winnetka: Sciamachy, 1963
“An Apology, a Face for Granted” [poem] 





56. SCIMITAR AND SONG, Vol. 26, No. 4, edited by Lura Thomas McNair
Sanford: Scimitar and Song, October 1963
“Let Us Believe Together This” [poem]





57. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 3, No. 1, Issue 9, edited by Marvin Malone 
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1963
“How I Discovered The Secrets of Nature and Met My Sad End Alas” [poem], “The Giant Gnats at the Hungry I” [poem]



58. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 3, No. 3, Issue 11, edited by Marvin Malone 
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1963
Special center-section: Carl Larsen’s The Stainless Steel Incubus, in two parts: “Advertisement for an Android” [poem], “Leah” [poem]



59. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 3, No. 4, Issue 12, edited by Marvin Malone 
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1963
“Anonymous  Note, Among Camellias” [poem]






1964

60. COFFIN, No. 1, edited by E.V. Griffith
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1964
“Notes for The Beginning of Things: 4” [poem]





61. FERMENT, No. 4, edited by Joel Climenhaga
Canton: Transient Press, July 1964
“Clyde and Martha (The Aging Beatniks)” [poem]

62. FERMENT, No. 5, edited by Joel Climenhaga
Canton: Transient Press, October 1964
“Notes from Ground Zero” [poem]

63. JACARANDA, No. 4, edited by Joel Climenhaga 
Canton: Transient Press, December 1964
“The Toad King” [poem], “And no Concentric Crumbling Pyramid” [poem], “Upon Entering a Coffee House…” [poem], “Clyde and Martha (The Aging Beatniks)” [poem], “In Defense of the Senate Bill…” [poem]

64. GRIST, No. 4, edited by Robert Rusk and John Fowler
Lawrence: Abington Book Shop, December 1964
“Stand Back, Fellas; Let Me Beat That Poor Dead Horse Awhile” [poem]



65. KAURI, No. 5, edited by Will Inman
New York: Kauri, November- December 1964
“Life Cycle and Economy” [poem], “Theme Song Cheer Chant for July 4th 1964” [poem], “The Shelter” [poem]



66. THE MARRAHWANNA QUARTERLY, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1964
“Clyde and Martha” [poem], “Slumscapes: 4” [poem]




67. OLE, No.1, edited by Douglas Blazek
Bensenville: The Mimeo Press, 1964
“Mss. Found Attached to a Harp-String Hanging from the Sky” [prose]




68. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 4, No. 1, Issue 13, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1964
“Homage to Yevtushenko” [poem]





69. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 4, No. 3, Issue 15, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1964
“The Way to a Woman’s Heart: An Exploratory Operation” [poem]





1965

70. BLACK CAT REVIEW, No. 3, edited by Neeli Cherry
San Bernardino: The Cherry Press, June 1965
“Dock Dialogue” [poem]

71. INPUT, Vol. 2, No. 1, Issue 5, edited by Peter Salmansohn and Frank Roth
Valley Stream: Input, Spring 1965
“A River, Running to The Sea” [poem]





72. KAURI, No. 11, edited by Will Inman
New York: November-December, 1965
“Addenda to a Subway Sign” [poem]





73. SIMBOLICA, No. 24, edited by Ignace Ingianni
Tiburon: Simbolica, (1965)
“The Big Little White Bug Caper of Yesterday Afternoon” [prose], “The Red and the Black” [poem], “Open Letter to Provincetown, Mass.” [poem]


74. THE SPERO, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Douglas and Kathy Casement
Chicago: Fenian Head Centre Press, 1965
“Meet Miss Subways” [prose]





75. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 5, No. 2, Issue No. 18, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1965
“The Memoirs of the Most Successful 30 Year Old Model Boat Builder in the Whole Universe” [prose]




76. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 5, No. 3, Issue No. 19, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1965
“A Little Play on Words Which I Have Modestly Entitled: Hamlet Prince of Denmark” [prose], “Memo to Bukowski” [poem], “Poem Entitled Untitled Poem” [poem]



1966

77. THE EIGHT PAGER, Series One, Part Four, edited by D.r. Wagner
Niagara Falls: Press Today Niagara, 1966
“Telethong” [poem]





78. ENTRAILS, No. 1, edited by Gene Bloom
New York: Whisper Shit Press, July 1966
“Dick and Jane at the Seashore, or Confessions of an Eternal Compulsion Engine” [prose]




79. HIKA, Vol. 28, No. 3, edited by Michael K. Berryhill and Michael Kirchberger
Gambier: Kenyon College, Spring-Summer 1966
“Wild Animals Couldn’t Keep Me Away from Africa: The Life and Hard Times of a Poem-Writer” [prose], “Tide Rising” [poem]



80. KAURI, No. 12, edited by Will Inman
New York: January-February, 1966
“Unwinding Walls” [poem]





81. KAURI, No. 15, edited by Will Inman
New York: Kauri, July-August 1966
“Text of the President’s Christmas Message as Reprinted from The New York Times, Dec. 25, 1995” [prose]



82. KAURI, No. 16, edited by Will Inman
New York: Kauri, Sep – Oct 1966
“Memo: Commit Suicide & See Pg. 1 of Notes” [prose]




83. THE MARY JANE QUARTERLY, Vol. 2, No. 1, edited by d.a. levy
Cleveland: Renegade Press, 1966
“Fractions of Light and Water, Fractions of Flesh” [poem]




84. THE SPERO, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Douglas and Kathy Casement
Chicago: Fenian Head Centre Press, 1966
“The World is Made of Snow” [prose]





85. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 6, No. 4, Issue No. 24, edited by Marvin Malone
Storrs: The Wormwood Review, 1966
“Eddie Reed and His Radio Rangers” [poem]






1967

86. CONGRESS, No.2, edited by Sam Seiffer
New York: Congress, 1967
“From This Familiar Room” [poem]






1972

87. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 12, No. 3, Issue 47, edited by Marvin Malone
Stockton: The Wormwood Review, 1972
“Red Cross” [poem], “Third Rail” [poem]






1975

88. SAMISDAT, Vol. 6 No. 4, Issue 15, edited by Merritt Clifton
Berkeley: Samisdat, Autumn 1975
“Idols” [prose]





89. SMALL PRESS REVIEW, Vol. 7, Nos. 10-11, Issue 34-35, edited by Len Fulton
Paradise: Dust Books, Nov-Dec 1975

90. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 15, No. 2, Issue 58, edited by Marvin Malone
Stockton: The Wormwood Review, 1975
“Love Among The Silverware” [poem], “Road to Mecca” [poem]





1977

91. THE WORMWOOD REVIEW, Vol. 17, Nos. 1-2, Issues 65-66, edited by Marvin Malone
Stockton: The Wormwood Review, 1977
“Sands of Sorrow” [play]






1979

92. CENTER, No. 12, edited by Carol Bergé
Albuquerque: Center, 1979
“from: In The Museum of Oddities” [prose]





Charles Bukowski: Broadsides

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SECTION B:
This index includes broadsides featuring poems and stories from  the 1940’s to the late 1960’s: from Bukowski’s first appearance to roughly the time that his work started being published in collected volumes by John Martin’s Black Sparrow Press; the period of time covered by Sanford Dorbin’s Bibliography.


1. 20 TANKS FROM KASSELDOWN
Washington D.C.: Black Sun Press, Spring 1946
First edition, broadside, 12″ x 16″,  (1000 copies). Published as part of PORTFOLIO AN IN­TERNATIONAL REVIEW, No. 3, edited by Caresse Crosby. (Dorbin D2, Krumhansl 1)


2. HIS WIFE, THE PAINTER
buk_hiswifeEureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition, broadside, 5″ x 11″, (201 copies), letterpress printed. Published as Hearse Broadside No. 1. (Dorbin B1, C248, Krumhansl 2, 14a)

From Krumhansl, “201 copies were published 16 June 1960, 50 of which were distributed to various poets and friends of E.V. Griffith, publisher of Hearse Press. 150 copies were included in Coffin 1 and the remaining copy was used for the offset pasteup of Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail.”

3. THE PRIEST AND THE MATADOR
buk_priestN.P.: N.P., 1962
First edition, broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed. (Dorbin B4, Krumhansl 10)
[not in archive]



4. SAME OLD THING, SHAKESPEARE THROUGH MAILER
buk_sameold
Storrs: Wormwood Review, 1963
First edition, broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed, offprint of pages 2 and 3 from Wormwood Review 11.
(not in Dorbin, Krumhansl 11)

5. THE PAPER ON THE FLOOR
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1964
First edition, folded broadside, 7″ x 11″ sheet folded once to make four pages, (151 copies), letterpress printed. Published as part of COFFIN, No. 1, edited by E.V. Griffith (Dorbin C250, Krumhansl 14b)

6. THE OLD MAN ON THE CORNER
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1964
First edition, broadside, 4″ x 11″, (150 copies), letterpress printed. Published as part of COFFIN, No. 1, edited by E.V. Griffith (Dorbin C249, Krumhansl 14c)



7. WASTE BASKET 
Eureka: Hearse Press, 1964
First edition, broadside, 5″ x 6″, (150 copies), letterpress printed. Published as part of COFFIN, No. 1, edited by E.V. Griffith (Dorbin C251, Krumhansl 14d)


8. TRUE STORY
buk_truestory_xLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1966
First edition, broadside, 10″ x 14.5″, 30 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B6, Krumhansl 18)
[not in archive]



9. ON GOING OUT TO GET THE MAIL
buk_ongoing_x
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1966
First edition, broadside, 10″ x 14.5″, 30 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B7, Krumhansl 19)
[not in archive]



10. TO KISS THE WORMS GOODNIGHT
buk_tokiss_xLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1966
First edition, broadside, 10″ x 14.5″, 30 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B8, Krumhansl 20)
[not in archive]



11. THE GIRLS / FOR THE MERCY MONGERS
buk_thegirls_xLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1966
First edition, broadside, 10″ x 14.5″, 30 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B9, Krumhansl 22)
[not in archive]



12. THE FLOWER LOVER / I MET A GENIUS
buk_flowerloverLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1966
First edition, broadside, 10″ x 14.5″, 30 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B6, Krumhansl 24)
[not in archive]



13. THE NATURE OF THE THREAT AND WHAT TO DO
San Francisco: Nevada/Tattoo Press, 1969
First edition, broadside, 8.5″ x 11″, offset printed. Published as part of  PEACE AMONGST THE ANTS (Krumhansl 33)


Charles Bukowski: Books and Chapbooks

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SECTION A:
This index includes books, chapbooks, booklets and bound offprints featuring poems and stories during the 1960’s: from Bukowski’s first book to roughly the time that his work started being published in collected volumes by John Martin’s Black Sparrow Press; the period of time covered by Sanford Dorbin’s Bibliography.


1. FLOWER, FIST AND BESTIAL WAIL
buk_flowerEureka: Hearse Press, 1960
First edition of the author’s first book, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 28 pages, (200 copies), offset printed, cover illustration by Ben Tibbs, edited by E.V. Griffith. Published as Hearse Chapbooks 5. (Dorbin A1, Krumhansl 3)

2. A SIGNATURE OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
mags_targets04Albuquerque: Targets, 1960
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 7″ x 8.5″, (6 copies), offset printed. An offprint from issue 4 of Targets magazine. (Dorbin B2, Krumhansl 4)


3. BUKOWSKI SIGNATURE 2
buk_sig2_xAlbuquerque: Targets, 1961
First edition, saddle-stapled leaves, 7″ x 8.5″, (6 copies), offset printed. An offprint from issue 7 of Targets magazine. (Dorbin B3, Krumhansl 5)



4. A CHARLES BUKOWSKI ALBUM
New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1961
First edition, side-stapled wrappers, 6″ x 9″, (10 copies), offset printed, offprint from The Outsider 1. (Krumhansl 6)

5. LONGSHOT POMES FOR BROKE PLAYERS
buk_longshotNew York: 7 Poets Press, (1962)
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 9.25″, 44 pages, (200 copies), offset printed, illustrations by Bukowski, edited by Carl Larsen. (Dorbin A3, Krumhansl 8)


6. RUN WITH THE HUNTED
buk_runChicago: Midwest Poetry Chapbooks, 1962
First edition, saddle-stapled printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 6.25″, 32 pages, (300 copies), offset printed, dedicated to William Corrington, edited by R.R. Cuscaden. Published as Midwest Poetry Chapbooks 1. (Dorbin A4, Krumhansl 9)

7. POEMS AND DRAWINGS
buk_poemsCrescent City: Epos, 1962
First edition, stapled sheets bound into printed wrappers, 6.5″ x 9.25″, 28 pages, (500 copies), letterpress printed, illustrations by Bukowski, edited by Will Tullos and Evelyn Thorne. Published as Epos Extra Issue. (Dorbin A2, Krumhansl 7)

8. IT CATCHES MY HEART IN ITS HANDS
New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1963
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers with dust jacket, 7.5″ x 10″, 98 pages, 777 copies, letterpress printed, introduction by William Corrington, illustrations by Frank Salantrie, dedicated to Gypsy Lou Webb, edited by Gypsy Lou and Jon Webb. Published as Gypsy Lou Series 1. (Dorbin A5, Krumhansl 12)

9. GRIP THE WALLS
mags_wormwood16Storrs: Wormwood Review, 1964
First edition, saddle stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, 600 copies, offset printed. Published as a detachable booklet in Wormwood Review 16. (Dorbin B5, Krumhansl 13)


10. CRUCIFIX IN A DEATHHAND
New York: Lyle Stuart, 1965
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated french-fold wrappers, 8.25″ x 12.25″, 102 pages, 3100 copies, letterpress printed, Dedicated to Marina Louise Bukowski, illustrations by Noel Rockmore, edited by Gypsy Lou and Jon Webb. Published as Gypsy Lou Series 2. (Dorbin A6, Krumhansl 15)

11. COLD DOGS IN THE COURTYARD
buk_colddogsChicago: Literary Times and Cyfoeth Publications, 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.25″, 24 pages, 500 copies, letterpress printed, “Foreward” by Bukowski, cover illustration by Betsy Millam, dedicated to Frances Bukowski, edited by Bukowski. (Dorbin A7, Krumhansl 16)

12. CONFESSIONS OF A MAN INSANE ENOUGH TO LIVE WITH BEASTS
buk_confessionsBensenville: Mimeo Press, 1965
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, 500 copies, text mimeograph printed, wrappers offset printed, introductory note by Steve Richmond, cover illustration by Anna Purcell, edited by Douglas Blazek. (Dorbin A8, Krumhansl 17)

13. THE GENIUS OF THE CROWD
buk_geniusCleveland: 7 Flowers Press, 1966
First edition, stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 6″, 22 pages, 103 copies, letterpress printed, block prints by Paula Marie Savarino, edited by d.a. levy. (Dorbin A9, Krumhansl 21)

14. ALL THE ASSHOLES IN THE WORLD AND MINE
buk_alltheBensenville: Open Skull Press, 1966
First edition, saddle-stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 28 pages, 400 copies, text mimeograph printed, wrappers offset printed, illustrated by author, dedicated to William Wantling, edited by Douglas Blazek. (Dorbin A10, Krumhansl 23)

15. NIGHT’S WORK (INCLUDING BUFFALO BILL)
mags_wormwood24Storrs: Wormwood Review, 1966
First edition, saddle stapled illustrated wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 12 pages, 600 copies, offset printed. Published as a detachable booklet in Wormwood Review 24. (Dorbin B11)


16. 2 POEMS
buk_2poemsLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1967
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 8 pages, 111 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B12, Krumhansl 25)

111 copies were published 7 April 1967, of which 99 were signed, the remaining 12 copies are unsigned, numbered 1-12, and marked “Review Copy” in holograph red ink.

From the colophon: “Printed April, 1967 in Los Angeles by Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press. This edition is limited to ninety-nine copies; three copies lettered a, b and c, which are not for sale, and ninety-six numbered copies, for sale, all signed by the poet.”

17. THE CURTAINS ARE WAVING
buk_curtainsLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1967
First edition, hand-sewn printed wrappers, 6.25″ x 6.25″, 12 pages, 125 copies, letterpress printed. (Dorbin B14, Krumhansl 26)

From the colophon: “Designed and printed September, 1967 in San Francisco by Graham Mackintosh for the Black Sparrow Press. The edition is limited to one hundred and twenty five copies; three copies lettered a, b, c which are not for sale and one hundred and twenty two numbered copies, for sale, all signed by the poet.”

18. AT TERROR STREET AND AGONY WAY
buk_atterrorLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968

a,b. First edition, perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 89 pages, 747 copies
Note: Front cover of this edition was misprinted “Sreet” for “Street”. According to John Martin 18 copies exist thus, without the white label which was affixed to the second state (pictured).

c. First edition, hardcover, numbered and signed with original artwork tipped in, 6″ x 9″, 89 pages, 90 copies

letterpress printed, introductory note by Bukowski, dedicated to John Thomas, John Martin, and John the Baptist, edited by John Martin, printed prospectus issued. (Dorbin A11, Krumhansl 27)

From the colophon: “Designed and printed April, 1968 in San Francisco by Graham Mackintosh for the Black Sparrow Press. The edition is limited to 800 copies in wrappers and 75 hardbound, signed copies each with an original illustration by the poet.”

19. POEMS WRITTEN BEFORE JUMPING OUT OF AN 8 STORY WINDOW
buk_poemswrittenGlendale: Poetry X/Change, 1968
First edition, stapled sheets bound into illustrated wrappers, 6.5″ x 8.25″, 32 pages, (400 copies), offset printed, introductory note by Bukowski, cover illustration by P. David Horton, center-fold illustration by Bukowski, dedicated to Douglas Blazek. (Dorbin A12, Krumhansl 28)

20. NOTES OF A DIRTY OLD MAN
North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969
First edition, prefect bound illustrated wrappers, 4.5″ x 6.5″, 256 pages, (28,000 copes), offset printed, introductory note by Bukowski, cover illustration by Larry Gaynor. (Dorbin A13, Krumhansl 29)

Note: City Lights reprinted this  title, circa 5000 copies were published October 1973, note on verso of title page: “First City Lights Edition published: October, 1973”

21. A BUKOWSKI SAMPLER
buk_samplerMadison: Quixote Press, 1969
First edition, saddle-stapled wrappers, 7″ x 9.25″, 80 pages, 400 copies, offset printed, introduction by Douglas Blazek, illustrations by Bukowski, printed prospectus issued. (Dorbin A14, Krumhansl 30)

22. IF WE TAKE
buk_ifweLos Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969

a. First edition, hand-sewn with green thread, printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 5.5″, 16 pages, 350 copies

b. First edition, hand-sewn with red thread, printed wrappers, 4.5″ x 5.5″, 16 pages, 101 copies signed, 100 numbered, and one marked “File Copy”

Letterpress printed. (Krumhansl 31)

From the colophon: “Design by Barbara Martin. Printed by Noel Young. Published as a New Year’s Greeting to the friends of the Black Sparrow Press in an edition of 400 copies, 100 of which are numbered and signed by the author.”

Note: 350 unsigned copies issued, not 300 as stated in the colophon.

23. THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE WILD HORSES OVER THE HILLS
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969

a. First edition, perfect-bound in printed wrappers, 6″ x 8.5″, 160 pages, 1243 copies

b. First edition, hardcover, numbered and signed, 6.5″ x 9.75″, 160 pages, 250 copies

c. First edition, hardcover, numbered and signed with original artwork tipped in, 6.5″ x 9.75″, 160 pages, 63 copies

letterpress printed, printed prospectus issued (Krumhansl 32)

From the colophon: “Printed December 1969 in Santa Barbara by Noel Young for the Black Sparrow Press. Design by Barbara Martin. This edition is limited to 1250 copies in paper wrappers; 250 hardcover copies numbered & signed by the poet; & 50 numbered copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray, signed & with an original illustration by the poet.”

Charles Bukowski

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Section A: Books and Chapbooks
Section B: Broadsides
Section C: Contributions to Books and Anthologies
Section D: Contributions to Periodicals
Section E: Miscellaneous Prose


Henry Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambiance of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, in the LA underground newspaper Open City. Bukowski published extensively in small literary magazines and with small presses beginning in the early 1940s and continuing on through the early 1990s.

Regarding Bukowski’s enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, “the secret of Bukowski’s appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet’s promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero.”

When Bukowski was 24, his short story “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip” was published in Story magazine. Two years later, another short story, “20 Tanks from Kasseldown”, was published by the Black Sun Press in Issue III of Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly, a limited-run, loose-leaf broadside collection printed in 1946 and edited by Caresse Crosby. Failing to break into the literary world, Bukowski grew disillusioned with the publication process and quit writing for almost a decade, a time that he referred to as a “ten-year drunk”. These “lost years” formed the basis for his later semi-autobiographical chronicles, although they are fictionalized versions of Bukowski’s life through his highly stylized alter-ego, Henry Chinaski.

During part of this period he continued living in Los Angeles, working at a pickle factory for a short time but also spending some time roaming about the United States, working sporadically and staying in cheap rooming houses. In the early 1950s, Bukowski took a job as a fill-in letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Los Angeles but resigned just before he reached three years’ service.

By 1960, Bukowski had returned to the post office in Los Angeles where he began work as a letter filing clerk, a position he held for more than a decade.

Jon and Louise Webb, now recognized as giants of the post-war ‘small-press movement’, published The Outsider literary magazine and featured some of Bukowski’s poetry. Under the Loujon Press imprint, they published Bukowski’s It Catches My Heart in Its Hands in 1963 and Crucifix in a Deathhand in 1965.

Beginning in 1967, Bukowski wrote the column “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” for Los Angeles’ Open City, an underground newspaper. When Open City was shut down in 1969, the column was picked up by the Los Angeles Free Press as well as the hippie underground paper NOLA Express in New Orleans. In 1969 Bukowski and Neeli Cherkovski launched their own short-lived mimeographed literary magazine, Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns. They produced 3 issues over the next 2 years.

In 1969 Bukowski accepted an offer from Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin and quit his post office job to dedicate himself to full-time writing. He was then 49 years old. As he explained in a letter at the time, “I have one of two choices – stay in the post office and go crazy … or stay out here and play at writer and starve. I have decided to starve.” Less than one month after leaving the postal service he finished his first novel, Post Office. As a measure of respect for Martin’s financial support and faith in a relatively unknown writer, Bukowski published almost all of his subsequent major works with Black Sparrow Press. An avid supporter of small independent presses, he continued to submit poems and short stories to innumerable small publications throughout his career.

Bukowski died of leukemia on March 9, 1994, in San Pedro, aged 73, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.


References consulted:

Debritto, Abel. “Cacoethes Scribendi: A Comprehensive Checklist of Charles Bukowski’s Earliest Publications, 1940-1969”, published in RESOURCES FOR AMERICAN LITERARY STUDY, Vol. 35, edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley
New York: AMS Press, September 2012

Dorbin, Sanford. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969

Fogel, Al. CHARLES BUKOWSKI: A COMPREHENSIVE PRICE GUIDE & CHECKLIST — 1944-1999
Surfside: The Sole Proprietor Press, 1999

Krumhansl, Aaron. A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRIMARY PUBLICATIONS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1999


Online resources:
Collecting Bukowski
Bukowski.net
Wormwood Review