A lot of people will give me shit about this, but I like Bukowski. He’s often sited as a red flag along with Hemingway and Nabokov for reasons I’ll never truly understand.
Aside from the obvious reason I picked this poem – the conversation about getting older – I chose this because of the way people use other people’s poetry to push their stories. Too often I’ll see advertisements using Whitman‘s or Kerouac’s works to push their shitty jeans. And by doing so, bastardizing the poem or work.
But creating a video essay around a poem? That’s art.