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This rubric serves to illustrate the type of rude-truth poetry or essay college textbook anthologies will never include, thanks to America's Creative Writing professors. Although Charles Bukowski has been in anthologies, his hard-hitting poems have not. Bukowski did at times bite the hand that feeds as witnessed by the following New York Quarterly excerpt. NYQ: You've read most of the NYQ craft interviews we've published. What do you think of our approach, the interviews you've read. What interviews have told you something? CB: I'm sorry you asked that question. I haven't learned anything from the interviews except that the poets were studious, trained, self-assured and obnoxiously self-important. I don't think that I was ever able to finish an interview; the print began to blur and the trained seals vanished below the surface. These people lack joy, madness and gamble in their answersjust as they do in their work (poems).

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Publication:The American Dissident
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Date:Jun 22, 2004
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