So, You Want To Be A Writer? By Charles Bukowski

Bukowski Smoking

Another inspiring poem from the man with a face like a wounded lion. It’s one of the pieces of writing that pushed me from yearning to write in to actually sitting down and pouring it out.

Tom O’Bedlam lends his distinct voice to reading the poem in the video below. Or, if you prefer here’s a link to the text version on

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