Includes this interesting tidbit:

Ecco’s purchase included five previously unpublished Bukowski books, which it began issuing in January with Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way: New Poems. It plans to release one new book a year. In what editorial director Dan Halpern termed “a perfect Bukowski twist,” these books contain the poems that Bukowski deemed his best work, but which were never published. “Every time he turned in a book, he would mark the poems he liked best. They were not published in the books; he asked John Martin to publish them posthumously,” Halpern explained.

via New Pages

See also: Bookslut

This is so sad. The Lusty Lady in San Francisco has closed. Pagan Moss has just informed me. I couldn’t find a current article right away but I found this older one dated my b-day which reports that it was slated to be closed in May. Was it closed in revenge for the recent unionizing actions of the Lusty Ladies, or did they really go bankrupt? Even sadder: the rumor is that the Seattle Lusty Lady will also be closing within a year.