Watch This, Read That: The Bukowski Tapes

Watch This, Read That: The Bukowski Tapes


Dubbed the “laureate of American lowlife” by Time in 1986, hard-living poet and novelist Charles Bukowski died 19 years ago this week. Here, in part of a series of 1987 interviews known as The Bukowski Tapes, he tells of selling short stories to support his drinking.

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.

Kelly Gallucci
Far too busy rereading the Harry Potter series, Kelly finds that her greatest literary sin is that she neglected to read classics like The Shining and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In between overseeing the editorial content for Bookish, holding interviews with authors like Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Schwab, and creating book recommendations for Kanye West—Kelly’s trying to catch up on the books she missed out on. She just finished The Great Gatsby and might be in love with Fitzg. Kelly received her B.A. in English Writing from Marist College and her M.A. in Screenwriting from National University of Ireland, Galway. She is a Gryffindor.