The Laughing Heart

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"Your life is your life.​ / ​know it while you have it.​ / ​you are marvelous​ / ​the gods wait to delight​ / ​in you.​" ​In this short film, Charles Bukowski's poem "The Laughing Heart," from his poetry and story collection Betting on the Muse (Ecco, 2002), is read by Tom Waits and animated by Bradley Bell.

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Poet on the Edge

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Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge, an exhibition of photographs, letters, special editions, and other ephemera, is being shown at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, through February 11, 2011. For a look at two of the poet's pen-and-ink drawings featured in the exhibition, check out The Written Image in the January/February 2011 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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