At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Charles Bukowski, August 16 - "After Hours"

AUGUST 16, 2014



Location: Downtown Asheville NC

from 9:30PM - 1:00AM

Near Wicked Weed and Mamacita's on Biltmore Ave map link


(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of selections by this German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer, who was called by Time the "poet laureate of L.A. lowlife", and was born Heinrich Karl Bukowski. The selection will then be read to them.

Adam Kirsch in The New Yorker wrote that "the secret of Bukowski's appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero."

More information about Charles Bukowski can be found at Wikipedia, and a Bukowski website and at The Poetry Foundation which has links to many of his poems.





“when Whitman wrote, “I sing the body electric”
I know what he
I know what he

to be completely alive every moment
in spite of the inevitable.

we can’t cheat death but we can make it
work so hard
that when it does take

it will have known a victory just as
perfect as


"I have always admired the villain, the outlaw, the son of a bitch. I don't like the clean-shaven boy with the necktie and the good job. I like desperate men, men with broken teeth and broken minds and broken ways. They interest me. They are full of surprises and explosions. I also like vile women, drunk cursing bitches with loose stockings and
sloppy mascara faces. I'm more interested in perverts than saints. I can relax with
bums because I am a bum. I don't like laws, morals, religions, rules. I don't like to be
shaped by society.”


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