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Beat Scene Magazine Praises Buk 100 Volume 2.

There’s a terrific review of Buk 100: Notes for a Dirty Old Birthday in the latest issue of Beat Scene magazine. (Notes for a Dirty Old Birthday is the second volume of Newington Blue Press’ Buk 100 series of limited edition chapbooks. They are dedicated to Charles Bukowski, and all three of the chapbooks include contributions from me.)

Congratulations to Editors Matthias Kruger and Rebecca McLeish for seeing their handiwork so favorably received by this long running British magazine dedicated to beat culture!


Volume 2 of Buk 100 Features “Ode to a New Black Ball-Point Pen”

Airmail from Germany!

I am honored to see a poem and a photograph of mine published in Buk 100: Notes for a Dirty Old Birthday!  Like the first volume of Buk 100, Newington Blue Press created this second limited edition chapbook to honor what would have been legendary poet Charles Bukowski’s 100th birthday.  (You can order your copy right here.)

The short poem is entitled “Ode to a New Black Ball-Point Pen” and the photo appears just below it.  (I think my fellow Roanokers will recognize Shaffer’s Crossing Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge.)

Thanks again to Matthias Krueger for selecting my work for this superb recognition of Bukowski’s legacy!