First trade edition of 1000 copies, unnumbered, octavo size, 365 pp. Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was "a prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. A cult hero, Bukowski relied on experience, emotion, and imagination in his work, using direct language and violent and sexual imagery" (n.b., from the web site of the Poetry Foundation). As much as he achieved popular acclaim during his lifetime, his reputation and following have only increased after his death. This volume of "New Poems" is the first trade printing of such (there were also lettered and numbered editions); the Black Sparrow Press, whose editor, John Martin, was a friend of Bukowski's, continued to release new publications of his work every few years. ___DESCRIPTION: Black cloth shelfback with paper spine label with blue and red lettering, yellow star outlined in red, light grey laid paper over boards, red and blue lettering on the front, illustration on the front and a smaller illustration on the rear board, cherry red endpapers, title page with author's name in red; octavo size (9.25" by 6.25"), pagination: [1-16] 17-361 [362, blank] [363, colophon] [364, black and white photograph of Bukowski] [365, author's bio].
- Publisher : Ecco (May 31, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1574231359
- ISBN-13 : 978-1574231359
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.88 x 0.92 x 8.94 inches