Issue #3 – Fuck Bukowski


Welcome to issue 3 of The Ramingo’s Porch, the “Fuck Bukowski”issue. While the theme speaks for itself, the contrubutions herein push the theme around, rough it up, and leave it bleeding in a alley, giggling to itself. And how could they not? The man contained multitudes, so must an issue devoted to an admiration so great, it requires we tell him to fuck off.

One of our favorite Bukowski quotes, from Interview magazine, reveals just how multitudinous—and wildly contradictory—he was:

People, mostly, I can do without. They don’t fill me, they empty me. I respect no man. I have a problem that way…I’m lying, but believe me, it’s true.

Of course it’s not true, and of course it is. Of course he depised fame, and of course he sought it, and enjoyed it when he found it. Of course he romanticized his life in his writing, to “give it a little juice,” and of course he made fun of all manner of human artifice. Of course.

And of course, he gave us a theme, and the authors in issue 3 responded beautifully, because really, beauty is the whole point, in all its ugliness.

—The Editors

This issue of The Ramingo’s Porch is available at this link:

Neeli Cherkovski

Charles Bukowski

Matt Amott

Jack Micheline

Terence Rissetto

Belinda Subraman

Chani Zwibel

Sandeep Vachhani

Debasish Parashar

Brenton Booth

Jesse Lynn Rucilez

Mendes Biondo

A.D. Winans


Cindy Rosmus

Victor Clevenger

Marc Pietrzykowski

James Benger

Catfish McDaris

Wendy Rainey

Marianne Szlyk

Alexis Rhone Fancher

John Patrick Robbins

Sarer Scotthorne

Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Paul Hawkins

Kevin W. Peery

Wayne F. Burke

Red Focks


Maria Sebastian

John Doyle

Michael Dwayne Smith

George Anderson

Jay Passer

Rona Fitzgerald

Dan Sicoli

David Barker

Jeff Filipski

George Wallace

Guinotte Wise