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Charles Bukowski: Up Close and Personal, a popup exhibition of nine portraits by Joan Gannij will be on display at the American Book Center Treehouse Gallery on Thursday, March 13 & 20, 2014, from 6-9 p.m., and during the weekend of March 22 & 23 from 1-5 pm.

These oversized portraits of Charles Bukowski (118cm x 84cm — approximately 4 x 3′) on museum quality paper in a limited edition will be available for sale after the exhibition. For further information, contact joangannij@gmail.com.

PHOTO CREDIT: “Joan Gannij with her Bukowski images” by Thom van der Heijden

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The American Book Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is commemorating the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski‘s passing with events and activities to honor the beloved author — including a tribute window with photographs by Joan Gannij.

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March 9, 2014: Opening of an exhibit featuring Bukowski photographs by personal photographer Joan Gannij. During the event,  Henk van der Does will interview Gannij about her friendship with Bukowski, and the photographer and others will read from Bukowski’s work. Gannij will sign copies of her limited-edition commemorative poster — available for sale at the ABC store — and visitors can take selfies with a life-sized photo of Bukowski. For more information, visit the American Book Center.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s passing,  Joan Gannij is offering her portrait of the author in a limited-edition poster, signed by the photographer for just $20 (plus shipping and handling). Available starting March 9, 2014, this collector’s item belongs in every Buk lover’s home! To place your order, send an email to Joan Gannij — joangannij@gmail.com.

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ABOUT JOAN GANNIJ: Born in New York City, raised in L.A., and based in Amsterdam since 1987, Joan Gannij started her career as a photojournalist, freelancing for the LA TimesLos Angeles magazine, and many other publications. Her pictorial interviews with Henry Miller and Mohammad Ali, along with a syndicated radio program “Off the Record” (interviewing guests like Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, and John Lennon) gave her a reputation as a pop culture provocateuse.  It was ”by accident” that she crossed paths with Charles Bukowski, when asked by a friend to shoot photos to accompany his Rolling Stone interview. One photographic encounter led to another, and then a few more. Bukowski was touched when she gifted him with a box of photographs and appointed her his ”official book jacket photographer.” Her candid portraits Bukowski have appeared on his book translations around the world: from Israel and Iran to Finland and Japan.

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We are honored that Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology contributing editor Eddie Woods read poetry by win harms and Mark Terrill from the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology at Bar Bukowski (barbukowski.nl) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on January 20, 2014. Woods also read from his memoir Tennessee Williams in Bangkok (Inkblot Publications, 2013). Along with Eddie Woods, the literary event featured poets Sabina Lukovic, Aaron Mick, Pim Oudheusden, bart plantenga, Max Urai, Jibbe Willems, and — in her poetry performance debut — Hannah Woods.

Here’s one of the poems featured during the reading…

FEELING LIKE BUKOWSKI

 by win harms

feeling like bukowski

here i am a lone lunatic

looking over the street

and evoking the men

i’ve known biblically

they were cads and

i put them out like

cigarettes in the ashtray

i am playing my music too

loud, the phone refuses to

 ring, i think about

opening a beer but don’t

realizing it’s ten am

i light candles for

my salvation

and listen to the

wind through the trees

what a sad song they play

today i want to fly away

and forget where I was

last night

“Feeling Like Bukowski” by win harms – plus poetry, prose, and art by over 70 contributors — appears in the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology (August 2013), available at Amazon.com.

Photo of Eddie Woods by Bas Geerdink, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Bar Bukowski in Amsterdam, The Netherlands — named for American author Charles Bukowski— is hostling monthly literary evenings featuring published and unpublished authors reading their work. The next scheduled literary event, on Monday, January 20, 2014, will feature poets Aaron Mick, Pim Oudheusden, Sabina Lukovic, Max Urai, Jibbe Willems, and — in her poetry performance debut — Hannah Woods. Special guests will include Eddie Woods (contributing editor to the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology), reading from his newly released Tennessee Williams in Bangkok, and bart plantenga, whose work appears in the Bukowski Anthology.

Bar Bukowski has been called “the hottest place in the eastern part of Amsterdam for breakfast, lunch, and drinks.” The decor features Bukowski-inspired touches — including a typewriter light fixture — and includes Buk’s quotes on the menu. For more about this popular location, visit barbukowski.nl.

ImageBar Bukowski in Amsterdam, The Netherlands — named for American author Charles Bukowski— is hostling monthly literary evenings featuring published and unpublished authors reading their work. The next scheduled literary event — which will take place on Monday, November 25th — will feature an established author and a half dozen up-and-coming writers, with a jazz trio from the Conservatory of Amsterdam playing American jazz standards.

Bar Bukowski has been called “the hottest place in the eastern part of Amsterdam for breakfast, lunch, and drinks.” The decor features Bukowski-inspired touches — including a typewriter light fixture — and includes Buk’s quotes on the menu. For more about this popular location, visit barbukowski.nl.