Not so sure how the writer would have regarded this effort, but the move to create a Charles Bukowski postage stamp doesn’t appear to be going well. Arguably L.A.’s most famous writer, Bukowski worked for the postal service until he was 49, and hated every second of it. Using some of the more delicate wording this Fishie has seen in quite some time, petitioners to the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee call Bukowski’s first novel “Post Office,” “a wry portrait of the inner workings of the service” — which is a bit like saying “All the President’s Men” is a dry, clinical analysis of the inner workings of Nixon’s White House.
Full text of the petition after the jump.
I am writing to propose that the American novelist, poet and screenwriter Charles Bukowski be honored with a commemorative U.S.