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Wormwood 143 #225/700 -- Two Uncollected Poems (Three Total) by Charles Bukowski (1996)

Wormwood 143 #225/700 -- Two Uncollected Poems (Three Total) by Charles Bukowski (1996)

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Wormwood 142 was published in 1996, shortly after Charles Bukowski died. Editor Marvin Malone still had a large cache of Bukowski poems and continued to publish them until he himself died. After Bukowski’s death, Malone began putting dates on the poems.

This issue (hand-numbered 217/700 copies printed) contains three Bukowski poems:

Funny? - pg. 72
Vouchsafement - pg. 73
The Soldier, The Wife And The Bum - pg. 74

The Soldier, The Wife And The Bum would appear in The Last Night of the Earth Poems.

Funny? and Vouchsafement were never collected in any Black Sparrow books.

This copy is hand-numbered #225 out of 700 copies and is in near fine condition with a bump to the top right cover.

Charles Bukowski always felt Wormwood Review was the best small magazine out there and was grateful that they were one of the first to recognize his work. In return, Bukowski continued to contribute to the magazine right up until his death in 1994.

Wormwood Review was published by the legendary Marvin Malone (1930-1996). Malone was a pharmacologist, scientific researcher, educator, artist, poetry collector, and editor. Upon arrival to Storrs, Connecticut in 1960, Malone discovered the second issue of Wormwood Review and soon took over the publication as the sole editor, publisher, and designer (alias A. Sypher), producing quarterly issues until his death in 1996.

Wormwood Review ran for 144 issues (1959-1997). Christa Malone, Marvin's daughter, co-edited issue 144 after Marvin's death, and released issue 145/146 as a special tribute issue to Marvin in 1999.

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