CHARLES BUKOWSKI, 1920 - 1994.

 

20 Tanks from Kasseldown.  Washington, D.C.:  Black Sun Press, 1946.  Broadside. 1,000 copies.  Issued in Portfolio III.

 

His Wife, The Painter.  Eureka, CA:  Hearse Press, 1960.  Broadside.  201 copies.  Hearse Broadside, no. 1.  50 copies issued in 1960, 150 copies held for later issue in the portfolio, Coffin I (1964), the remaining copy used for the offset pasteup of Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail.

 

Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail.  Eureka, CA:  Hearse Press, 1960.  200 copies.

 

Longshot Poems for Broke Players.  New York:  7 Poets Press, 1962. ca. 200 copies.

 

Poems and Drawings.  Crescent City, FL:  Epos, 1962.  Epos extra issue, 1962.

 

Run with the Hunted.  Chicago:  Midwest Poetry Chapbooks, 1962. ca. 300 copies.

 

Penny Poetry:  The Priest and the Matador:  [s.l., s.n.] 1962.  Broadside.

 

It Catches My Heart in Its Hands:  New and Selected Poems, 1955-1963.  New Orleans:  Loujon Press, 1963. 777 copies.  Gypsy Lou Series, no. 1.

 

The Paper on the Floor.  Eureka, CA:  Hearse Press, 1964 [actually printed in 1960].  Broadside.  150 copies.  Issued in portfolio Coffin I.

 

The Old Man on the Corner.  Eureka, CA:  Hearse Press, 1964.  Broadside.  150 copies.  Issued in portfolio Coffin I.

 

Waste Basket.  Eureka, CA:  Hearse Press, 1964.  Broadside.  150 copies.  Issued in portfolio Coffin I.

 

Crucifix in a Deathhand…:  New Poems, 1963-1965, with etchings by Noel Rockmore.  New York:  Lyle Stuart, 1965.   A Loujon Press award book.  3,100 copies.

 

Cold Dogs in the Courtyard.  Chicago:  Literary Times/Cyfoeth Press, 1965.  ca. 500 copies.

 

Confession of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts:  Fragments from a Disorder.  Bensenville, IL:  Mimeo Press, 1965.  500 copies.

 

True Story.  Los Angeles:  Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press, 1966.  Broadside.  30 copies.

 

On Going Out to Get the Mail.  Los Angeles:  Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press, 1966.  Broadside.  30 copies.

 

To Kiss the Worms Goodnight.  Los Angeles:  Philip Klein Press for the Black Sparrow Press, 1966.  Broadside.  30 copies.

 

The Genius of a Crowd.  Cleveland:  7 Flowers Press, 1966.  103 copies.

 

The Girls.  For the Mercy-Mongers.  Los Angeles:  Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press, 1966.  Broadside.  30 copies.

 

All the Assholes in the World and Mine.  Bensenville, IL:  Open Skull Press, 1966.  400 copies.

 

The Flower Lover.  I Met a Genius.  Los Angeles:  Philip Klein for the Black Sparrow Press, 1966.  Broadside.  30 copies.

 

2 Poems.  Los Angeles.  Black Sparrow Press, 1967.  111 copies.

 

The Curtains Are Waving and People Walk Through the Afternoon Here in Berlin and in New York City and in Mexico.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1967.  125 copies.

 

At Terror Street and Angony Way.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1968.  140 signed and 765 unsigned copies.

 

Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window.  Glendale, CA:  Poetry X/Change, 1968, 25 signed and ca. 400 unsigned copies; Gersthofen, Germany:  Maro, 1970; enlarged edition,, Salt Lake City:  Litmus, 1975.

 

Notes of a Dirty Old Man.  North Hollywood, CA:  Essex House, 1969.

 

A Bukowski Sampler, edited by Douglas Blazek.  Madison, WI:  Quixote Press, 1969.

 

Charles Bukowski, Philip Lamantia, Harold Norse.  Harmondsworth:  Penguin, 1969.  Penguin Modern Poets, no. 13.

 

The Nature of the Threat and What to Do.  San Francisco:  Nevada/Tattoo Press, 1969.  Broadside.  Issued in portfolio Peace Amongst the Arts.

 

If We Take.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1970 [i.e. 26 Dec. 1969].  101 signed and 350 unsigned copies.  New Year’s greeting to the friends of the Black Sparrow Press.

 

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1969 [30 Dec. 1969].  313 signed and 1,243 unsigned copies.

 

Fire Station.  Santa Barbara:  Capricorn Press, 1970.  1,100 copies.

 

Another Academy.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1970.  Broadside.  250 copies.

 

Chilled Green.  Detroit:  Alternative Press, 1970.  Postcard.  ca. 400 copies.

 

An Answer to a Critic of Sorts. [s.1., s.n., ca. 1970].  Broadside

 

Post Office:  A Novel.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1971.  311 signed and 2001 unsigned copies; London:  London Magazine Editions, 1974.

 

Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Madness, edited by Gail Chiarello.  San Francisco:  City Lights Books, 1972; abridged and republished as Life and Death in the Charity Ward.  London:  London Magazine Editions, 1974; reissued as two books:  The Most Beautiful Woman in Town and Other Stories,  San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1983, and Tales of Ordinary Madness, San Francisco:  City Lights Books, 1983.

 

Anthology of L.A. Poets, edited by Bukowski, Neeli Cherry, and Paul Vangelisti.  Los Angeles:  Laugh Literary, 1972.

 

Mocking Bird Wish Me Luck:  A New Book of Poems.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1972.  Broadside prospectus.  100 copies.

 

Mocking Bird Wish Me Luck.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1972.  311 signed and 2,515 unsigned copies.

 

Me and You Sometimes Love Poems, by Bukowski and Linda King.  Los Angeles:  Kisskill Press, 1972.  ca. 100 copies.

 

While the Music Played.   Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1973.  Sparrow 5.  958 copies.

 

Love Poems to Marina.   Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1973.  Broadside.  100 signed and 1,100 unsigned copies.

 

Six Poets, by Al Masarik, Lyn Lifshin, John Thomas, Ronald Koertge, Joel Deutsch, and Ann Menebroker, with illustrations by Bukowski.  Ellensburg, WA:  Vagabond Press, 1973.

 

South of No North:  Stories of the Buried Life.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1973.  361 signed and 4,100 unsigned copies.

 

Burning in Water Drowning in Flame.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1974.  361 signed and 4,094 unsigned copies.

 

Africa, Paris, Greece.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1975.  Sparrow 30.  20 signed and, 1,648 unsigned copies.

 

86'd, Nitty-gritty.   Pasco, WA:  Goldermood Rainbow Press, 1975.  Broadside.  50 signed and an unknown number of unsigned copies.

 

Weather Report.  North Cambridge, MA:  Pomegranate Press, 1975.  Broadside.  172 copies.

 

Winter, with silkscreen design by Darsie Sanders.  Chicago:  Ravine Press, 1975.  Broadside.  199 copies.  No Mountains Poetry Project Broadside, no. 4.

 

Factotum.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1975,  336 signed and 5,890 unsigned copies; London:  W.H. Allen, 1981.

 

Face of a Political Candidate on a Street Billboard.   [s.l.] Old Marble Press, 1975.  Broadside.  50 signed and an unknown number of unsigned copies.

 

Tough Company,  by Bukowski; The Last Poem, by Diana Wakowski.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1976.  188 signed and 740 unsigned copies.  A new year's greeting from the Black Sparrow Press, 1976.

 

Scorlet.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1976.  195 signed copies.

 

462-0614.  San Francisco:  Second Coming Press, 1976.  Broadside.

 

If I Suffer at This Typewriter Think How I Feel Among the Lettuce-pickers of Solinas?  [s.l.] Realities Library, 1976.  Business card sized broadside.

 

Art.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1977.  187 signed and 750 unsigned copies.  "New Year's greetings to the friends of Black Sparrow Press."

 

Maybe Tomorrow.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1977.

 

What They Want. Santa Barbara:  Maurice Neville, 1977.  75 signed and an unknown number of unsigned copies.

 

Love Is a Dog from Hell: Poems 1974-1977.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1977.  86 signed and 5,779 unsigned copies.

 

You Kissed Lilly.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1978.  297 copies.

 

We'll Take Them.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1978.  20 signed and 1,402 unsigned copies. Sparrow 72.

 

Women.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1978.  91 signed and 7,611 unsigned copies; second printing, corrected, Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1978 [i.e. 1979], 5,479 copies;  London:  W.H. Allen, 1981.

 

Legs, Hips, and Behind.  Stockton, CA:  Wormwood Review Press, 1978.  60 signed and 700 unsigned copies.

 

A Note Upon a Workshop Instructor with Tiny Hairs Under His Chin.  Cambridge, MA:  Pomegranate Press, 1978.  Broadside.  171 copies.

 

A Love Poem.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1979.  186 signed and 900 unsigned copies.  "New Year's greeting from Black Sparrow Press, 1979."

 

Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit:  Previously Uncollected Poems.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1979.  Broadside prospectus.  100 signed and an unknown number of unsigned copies.

 

Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit:  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1979.  ca. 425 signed and 5,551 unsigned copies.

 

Shakespeare Never Did This, with photographs by Michael Montfort.  San Francisco:  City Lights Books, 1979; enlarged edition, Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1995, 348 signed and 13,291 unsigned copies.

 

Night Work.  West Branch, IA:  Toothpaste Press, 1981.  Broadside.  1,000 copies.

 

Dangling in the Tournefortia.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1981.  467 signed and 8,750 unsigned copies.

 

The Last Generation.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1982.  198 signed and 1,092 unsigned copies.  "Printed January 1982 as a New Year's greeting for friends at the Black Sparrow Press."

 

Ham on Rye:  A New Novel.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1982.  Broadside prospectus.  100 signed and ca. 9,000 unsigned copies.

 

Ham on Rye:  A New Novel.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1982.  398 signed and 8,830 unsigned copies.

 

Horsemeat, with photographs by Michael Monfort.   Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1982.  130 signed copies.

 

Sparks.  Santa Barbara:   Black Sparrow Press, 1983.  284 signed and 1,390 unsigned copies.  "Printed February 1983 as a New Year's greeting for friends at the Black Sparrow Press."

 

Playing It Out:  West Branch, IA:  Toothpaste Press, 1983.  Broadside.

 

Bring Me Your Love, with illustrations by R. Crumb. Santa Barbara:   Black Sparrow Press, 1983.  401 signed and 6,270 unsigned copies.

 

Hot Water Music:  A New Book of Short Stories.  Santa Barbara:   Black Sparrow Press, 1983.  Promotional broadside.

 

Hot Water Music.  Santa Barbara:   Black Sparrow Press, 1983.  550 signed and 9,785 unsigned copies.

 

The Bukowski/Purdy Letters:  A Decade of Dialogue, 1964-1974, edited by Seamus Cooney.  Sutton West, Ont. & Santa Barbara:  Paget Press, 1983.  ca. 228 signed and ca. 1,000 unsigned copies.

 

Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip.  New York:  Printed by the Grenfell Press for Thomas Goff at Blackrose Editions, 1983.  176 copies.

 

One for the Old Boy. Santa Barbara:   Black Sparrow Press, 1984.  252 signed and 1,507 unsigned copies.  "New Year's greetings from Black Sparrow Press."

 

There's No Business, with illustrations by R. Crumb.  Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1984.  449 signed and 8,496 unsigned copies.

 

Talking to My Mailbox. Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1984.  Broadside.  100 signed and ca. 1,900 unsigned copies.

 

War All the Time:  Poems 1981-1984. Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1984.  550 signed and 7,992 unsigned copies.

 

Barfly:  The Continuing Saga of Henry Chinaski, illustrated by the author.  Sutton West, Ont. & Santa Barbara:  Paget Press, 1984.  220 signed and an unknown number of unsigned copies.

 

Going Modern.  Fremont, CA:  Ruddy Duck, 1984.  Suppressed and largely destroyed.

 

Blow 6, edited by Karol Kleinheksel.  Portland, OR:  Grey Whale Press, 1984.

 

Alone in a Time of Armies. Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1985.  242 signed and 1,500 unsigned copies.

 

Cornered.  Santa Barbara:  Burn Again Press [Black Sparrow Press], 1985.  30 signed copies.

 

Pig in a Pamphlet.  Pittsburgh:  [s.n.] 1985.

 

The Wedding, with photographs by Michael Montfort.  San Pedro, CA:  Brown Buddah Books, 1986.  40 signed copies.

 

Gold in Your Eye. Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1986.  237 signed and 1,000 unsigned copies.  "New Year's Greeting, Black Sparrow Press, 1986."

 

The Day It Snowed in L.A.  The Adventures of Clarence Hiram Sweetmeat.  Sutton West, Ont. & Santa Barbara:  Paget Press, 1986. Ca. 200 signed and an unknown number of unsigned copies.

 

You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1986.  550 signed and 7,955 unsigned copies.

 

Relentless as the Tarantula.  Detroit:  Planet Detroit Chapbooks, 1986.  500 copies.

 

Luck.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1987.  234 signed and 1,380 unsigned copies.  "Printed January 1987 as a New Year's Greeting for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press."

 

The Movie "Barfly":  An Original Screenplay by Charles Bukowski for a Film by Barbet Schroeder.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1987.  574 signed and 9,428 unsigned copies.

 

A Visitor Complains of My Disenfranchise.  Los Angeles:  Illuminati, 1987.  225 copies.

 

The Movie Critics.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1988.  233 signed and 1,6000 unsigned copies.  "Printed January 1988 as a New Year's Greeting for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press."

 

The Cage.  Boise, ID:  Limberlost Press, 1987.  Postcard issued in A Collection of Poetry Postcards from Limberlost Press.

 

The Roominghouse Madrigals:  Early Selected Poems 1946-1966. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1988. 600 signed and 8,600 unsigned copies.

 

Red.  Hollywood:  Burn Again Press [Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press], 1989.  50 signed copies.

 

If You Let Them Kill You, They Will.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1989.  231 signed and 1,500 unsigned copies.

 

Hollywood:  A Novel. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1989.  702 signed and 11,389 unsigned copies.

 

We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1990.  233 signed and 2,100 unsigned copies.

 

Septuagenorian Stew:  Stories and Poems. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1990.  1,784 signed and 16,500 unsigned copies.

 

Not Quite Bernadette, with original etchings by James W. Johnson.  Compton, CA:  Graybeard Press, 1990. 75 signed copies.

 

This.  Andernach, CA:  Burn Again Press [Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press], 1990.  50 signed copies.

 

Darkness & Ice.  Arctic Circle:  Burn Again Press [Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press], 1990.  50 signed copies.

 

Upon This Most Delicate Profession.  San Francisco:  Second Coming, 1990.  Broadside issued with Second Coming, vol. 18, no. 7.

 

In the Morning and at Night.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1991.  238 signed and 2,100 unsigned copies.

 

In the Shadow of the Rose.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1991.  62 signed and 751 unsigned copies.

 

A Couple of Winos, by Bukowski, with Matthias Schultheiss.  Seattle, WA:  Fantagraphics Books, 1991.

 

The Bluebird.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Published for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press on the occasion of the San Francisco Bay Area Book Festival, 1991.  Broadside.  Ca. 3,000 copies. 

 

Husk.  Binley Woods, North Coventry, CA:  Beat Scene, 1991.  Broadside issued with Beat Scene, no. 15.

 

Pastoral.  Boise, ID:  Limberlost Press, 1991.  Broadside.

 

Now.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1992.  231 signed and 2,000 unsigned copies.

 

The Last Night of the Earth Poems. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1992.  1,040 signed and 14,019 unsigned copies.

 

Three Poems. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1992.  28 signed and 1,103 unsigned copies.  "Published for the friends of the Black Sparrow Press on the occasion of the American Booksellers Convention at Anaheim, California, in May 1992."  [Cooney New Year's card].  Kalamazoo, MI:  Seamus Cooney, 1992.  75 copies.

 

Those Marvelous Lunches. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1993.  232 signed and 2,300 unsigned copies.

 

Run With the Hunted:  A Charles Bukowski Reader, edited by John Martin.  New York:  HarperCollins, 1993.  557 signed and an unknown number of unsigned copies; London:  Eden Grove Editions, 1994.

 

Screams from the Balcony:  Selected Letters, 1960-1970, edited by Seamus Cooney. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1993.  948 signed and 10,555 unsigned copies.  Volume one of three volumes of letters, followed by Living on Luck:  Selected Letters, 1960s -1970s and Reach for the Sun:  Selected Letters, 1978-1994.

 

Between the Earthquake, the Volcano and the Leopard. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1994.  232 signed and 2,000 unsigned copies.

 

Pulp. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1994.  1,100 signed and 21,011 unsigned copies.

 

French Quarter.  New Orleans:  Perdido Press, 1994.  Broadside.

 

Confessions of a Coward. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1995.  3,032 copies.  "Printed in January 1995 as a New Year's Greeting for friends of the Black Sparrow Press."

 

Jaggernaut, a Short Story.  Coventry:  Beat Scene Press, 1995.  200 copies.

 

Heat Wave, with seriographs by Ken Price.  Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1995.  Includes compact disc of Bukowski reading his poetry.  196 copies signed by Price.

 

Living on Luck:  Selected Letters, 1960s-1970s, edited by Seamus Cooney. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1995.  216 signed and 10,915 unsigned copies.  Bukowski died in 1994; the signed copies contain a tipped in signature.  Volume two of three volumes of letters, preceded by Screams from the Balcony:  Selected Letters, 1960-1970 and followed by Reach for the Sun:  Selected Letters, 1978-1994.

 

Fencing with the Shadows.  San Francisco:  Pneumatic Press, 1995.  Broadside.  250 copies.  X-Ray Broadside, no. 4.  Issued in X-Ray magazine, no. 4.

Body Slam.  San Francisco:  Pneumatic Press, 1995.  Broadside.  250 copies.  X-Ray Broadside, no. 5.  Issued in X-Ray magazine, no. 4.

 

The Laughing Heart. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1996.  232 signed and 2,000 unsigned copies.

 

Betting on the Muse:  Poems and Stories. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1996.  238 signed and 13,890 unsigned copies.

 

A New War. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1997.  2,232 copies.

 

Bone Palace Ballet:  New Poems. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1997.  10,660 copies.

 

The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship, with seriographs and illustrations by Robert Crumb. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press,1997.  12 copies signed by Crumb and 175 unsigned copies.

 

To Lean Back Into It. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1998.  2,231 copies.

 

The Word.  San Francisco:  X-Ray, 1998.  Broadside.  Issued in X-Ray, no. 7.

 

The Singer. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1999. 2,183 copies.

 

Crime & Punishment. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1999.  Broadside.

 

Reach for the Sun:  Selected Letters, 1978-1994, edited by Seamus Cooney. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1999.  11,126 copies.  Volume three of three volumes of letters, preceded by Screams from the Balcony:  Selected Letters, 1960-1970 and Living on Luck:  Selected Letters, 1960s-1970s.

 

What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1999.

 

Charles Bukowski:  Laughing with the Gods, interview by Fernanda Pivano.  Northville, MI:  Sun Dog Press, 2000.  Translated from the Italian by Pivano and Simona Viciani.

 

Open All Night:  New Poems. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 2000.  Limited issue of 426 copies and trade issue.

 

Beerspit Night and Cursing:  The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski and Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967, edited by Steven Moore. Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 2001.

 

 

Bibliographies:

 

DLB 5, DLB 130, DLB 169.

 

Hugh Fox.  Charles Bukowski:  A Critical and Bibliographical Study.  Somerville, MA:  Abyss Publications, 1969.

 

Sanford M. Dorbin.  A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski.  Los Angeles:  Black Sparrow Press, 1969.

 

A Fogel.  Charles Bukowski:  A Comprehensive Checklist.  Miami:  Sole Proprietor Press, 1982.

 

Aaron Krumhansl.  A Descriptive Bibliography of the Primary Publications of Charles Bukowski: Santa Rosa, CA:  Black Sparrow Press, 1999.