To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s passing, we are raffling off a copy of  CHARLES BUKOWSKI Epic Glottis: His Art & His Women (& me) by Bukowski friend and confidante Joan Jobe Smith.

If you’d like your name entered into the drawing, just send an email with your contact info to with BUK BOOK in the subject line. We’ll pick a name from the hat on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Stay tuned for a week of giveaways as we count down to the 20th Anniversary of Hank’s departure and pay tribute to the great writer!

ABOUT THE BOOK: In her memoir, awarding-winning author Joan Jobe Smith — a Pushcart Honoree — shares up-close, personal recollections of her mentor and friend, Charles Bukowski. The book also features remembrances and comments from women in Bukowski’s life — including Frances Dean Smith (francEyE), Ann Menebroker, Linda King, and Pamela “Cupcakes” Wood – in interviews conducted by Joan Jobe Smith and poet/author Fred Voss. This years-in-the-making volume also includes poetry, essays, and other writings by Smith and Voss.

The poems of Joan Jobe Smith have the reality of force properly put down on paper…a game girl…she cuts herself loose into the stratosphere….” 


CHARLES BUKOWSKI Epic Glottis: His Art & His Women (& me) is available at