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At the literary event at Bar Bukowski in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on January 20, 2014, Bukowski Anthology contributor bart plantenga read his story “Contemplating Charles Bukowski” (cowritten with Black Sifichi) from the collection. Here is an excerpt…

Contemplating Charles Bukowski (Excerpt)

by bart plantenga & Black Sifichi 

A lot of questions were rolling around in Bukowski’s head as he entered the Palomino Bar & Grill. The guy next to him ordered up another Salty Dog. Bukowski got a beer. Bukowski thought maybe he’d like to kiss a woman named “Babine.” A French woman’d be perfect, he figured. Dyed apricot hair, a collar around her neck. In fact, it just HAD to happen because Bukowski had recently learned the power of the will. The responsibility of Dreams!

He ordered another beer & listened to the jukebox. The new juke, he was sure, had been installed to mock him & maybe force him to find a new hole to get soused in. The songs were just too happy—like Valentines from a planet he’d never been to. The gold brocade, the sombreros & lacquered maracas were meant to attract a new clientele. A clientele bereft of soul who needed dining dioramas like some needed dialysis machines…
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Read  ”Contemplating Charles Bukowski” in its entirety in the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology – a 272-page collection of poetry, prose, art, and photography from over 70 contributors around the world – available at Amazon.com.

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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.