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DVD $28.25

12/15/2008 804879088998 

MM 4002 

Charles Bukowski didn't like to do live poetry readings. He did readings for the money, usually only a few hundred dollars. His performances were legendary; cultivating anarchy, he'd goad the audience to mutiny, and usually challenge somebody, or anybody, to fight. What happens between the poems is not filler. It's performance art. Only a few of his readings were filmed. This performance on March 31st, 1980 at the Sweetwater Inn in Redondo Beach, California, turned out to be the very last poetry reading Bukowski ever gave, even though he lived and wrote for another 14 years. The video of that reading remained in storage for over 25 years, and is presented here for the first time.

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