Happy Birthday, mang.
Q: Do you think colleges ruin writers?
Bukowski: Of course. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re weak enough to seek instruction, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re generally not strong enough to do anything else.
Q: Are creative-writing teachers worse than people who call themselves artists?
Bukowski: Oh, Christ. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know which is more disgusting. Just about everythingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disgusting except this bottle of beer.