Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow. Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
He asked, "What makes a man a writer?" "Well," I said, "it's simple. You either get it down on paper or jump off a bridge. Charles Bukowski
An Evening of remembering the two legends, both with a similar streak of madness!
We will have a few fantastic readers who will be taking us on a journey with their recitals of Poems by Slyvia Plath and Charles Bukowski. Few readers already on the list - Archana Kumar reading Sylvia Plath, Zoheb Khan reading Bukowski
Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the 20th century. In the New York Times Book Review, former American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky declared, Thrashing, hyperactive, perpetually accelerated, the poems of Sylvia Plath catch the feeling of a profligate, hurt imagination, throwing off images and phrases with the energy of a runaway horse or a machine with its throttle stuck wide open. All the violence in her work returns to that violence of imagination, a frenzied brilliance and conviction.
Charles Bukowski was a German-American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Charles Bukowski was a prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. A cult hero, Bukowski relied on experience, emotion, and imagination in his work, using direct language and violent and sexual imagery.
As noted by one reviewer, "Bukowski continued to be, thanks to his antics and deliberate clownish performances, the king of the underground and the epitome of the littles in the ensuing decades, stressing his loyalty to those small press editors who had first championed his work and consolidating his presence in new ventures such as the New York Quarterly, Chiron Review, or Slipstream."
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