Underwater Poetry Festival
A new CD of a vintage reading (1974) by world famous twentieth century American poet Charles Bukowski (1922-1993) is one youâ€™ll have to stuff in your CD player as soon as you get it. In 1974, the intrepid Bukowski journeyed from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City to give a featured reading at the Underwater Poetry Festival, along with Alta, Ricardo Sanchez, and Andy Clausen. The recording of the reading given in the social work auditorium of the University of Utah survived in the archives of the Reverend Sherm W. Clow, President at the time of the renowned Litmus Inc., producer of the festival, and is made available to the general public by The Temple Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington. Litmus Inc. was the publisher back in the day of the classic Bukowski book, Poems Written Before Jumping out of an 8 Story Window. More than twenty poems with a table of contents, some introductory and closing patter by MC Charles Potts, and a reproduction of the poster from the UPF are the menu on the CD. Bukowski was just beginning to achieve the lasting fame that would come to him in the next two decades. Audio quality is excellent, perhaps the best of any recorded reading at this stage of Bukowski's career. Hear the man at his droll and noteworthy best. Donâ€™t be satisfied with a single copy when you can buy two or more and give them to worthy friends. Friends donâ€™t let friends drive without Bukowski.