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Who is "Bluebird" Bukowski?

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"Bluebird" Bukowski refers to noted American poet and author Charles Bukowski, who wrote a poem titled "Bluebird." In the poem, Bukowski acknowledges a small, bluebird-like center to his emotional make-up that he keeps out of sight of others.

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Who is "Bluebird" Bukowski?
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Generally, Bukowski's work encompasses the lives of average Americans struggling with life and with vices like alcoholism. His treatment, however, is said to be a celebration of that life, rather than moralizing about how to improve or avoid its degradations. In "Bluebird," for example, the poet describes how he treats his internal bluebird: "...pour whiskey on him and inhale / cigarette smoke."

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