Classes & Workshops

Shakespeare Never Did This: The Life & Work of Charles Bukowski (New!)

Instructor(s): David Yockel, Jr.
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Charles Bukowski once said that “Writers are desperate people, and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.” Bukowski translated his desperation into over twenty poetry collections, six novels, and countless short stories in his lifetime while his influence on and contributions to popular culture can still be seen (and heard) today. This course offers a glimpse into the life and work of one of America’s most influential, imitated, and critically-undervalued writers. We will read and discuss a number of his poems, watch some short films, and engage in several writing prompts inspired by Bukowski’s chief thematic concerns and poetic style.


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