Since we frequently feature the work of Charles Bukowski and recently published the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology, we’re assuming that many visitors to our blog are fans of Charles Bukowski — and we’d like to know more about your Buk love. So we’re issuing a call for submissions…

  • Write a haiku to Hank or a 140-character (or less) Hank tweet — and we’ll post our favorite entries on this blog or on our related blog: Bukowski On Wry.
  • All entrants will receive a collector’s postcard commemorating the Silver Birch PressBukowski Anthology (August 2013).
  • Honorable mentions will receive a postcard and a refrigerator magnet.
  • Top three will receive postcard, refrigerator magnet, and a copy of the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology, a 272-page collection of poetry & prose about Charles Bukowski as well as portraits of the author from over 75 writers and artists around the world.
  • Email your submissions to or tweet to #SilverBirchPres

Prizes (postcards, refrigerator magnets, and book) feature a beautiful Bukowski portrait by Mark Erickson ( and Katy Zartl (

Please feel free to repost, reblog, or retweet this call for Bukowski haiku/tweet submissions.