2 By Bukowski [2 Poems]
(Los Angeles), (Black Sparrow), (1967). The first book of Bukowski's to be published by Black Sparrow Press, which had been started the year before by John Martin to publish Bukowski and other "literary outsiders." Martin is credited with encouraging Bukowski to give up his job at the Post Office in 1969 and become a full-time writer. This is copy No. 93 of 96 numbered copies, of a total edition of 99 copies, signed by Bukowski; one of the smallest limitations of a Bukowski title. The cover states "2 by Bukowski"; the title page states "Charles Bukowski/2 Poems." The poems are "Family, Family" and "A Little Atomic Bomb." Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. An early rarity both for the author and for the press that became his primary publisher for the rest of his life. [#032270] SOLD

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