The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

“Shakespeare of the Down and Out”

What I learned about writing and life from writer, poet Charles Bukowski

‘I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter.’

‘He makes more sense as a rambling drunk than half of the people in American society.’ — New York Times

German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer Charles Bukowski was an irreverent treasured writer.



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Michelle Monet

Musician. Author. Poet. Seeker. Currently writing showbiz memoir and Broadway style Musical. Contact me at