The Legend of Bukowski/Chinanski often out shined
the reason he became famous in the first place.
Known as "The Laureate of the American Lowlife" Bukowski drew from his personal experience .
His thousands of poems and hundreds of stories call on a unique lexicon of lower class life to capture stories of
love, life and dead end jobs - all punctuated with broken bottles and broken hearts.
August 16th would have been Buk's 91st birthday. On August 15th The First Rule of Book Club celebrates
with a night of ribald revelry at McMenamin's Mission Theater.
The night will play host to readings and writings by local luminaries, rare Bukowski footage
and a one night only screening of "Barfly" ( based on his early stories) starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Duniway.
Night of The Bluebird: Bukowski's Birthday
Monday August 15th, 2011
The Mission Theater
1624 Northwest Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97209
9:30 "Barfly" (1987) Starring Mickey Rourke & Faye Duniway
* Night of The Bluebird is in reference to the poem "Bluebird" where Bukowski grapples
with his image vs. his nature-
read it here http://mischiefmayhembooks
watch it here http://youtu.be/mmWZOsVtqR
The Official Trailer for "Barfly"