Timeless Poetry

Charles Bukowski was born Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Andernach, Germany; his mother, a German native and his father, an American serviceman. After financial issues in Germany, the family moved to America, first making a home in Baltimore, Maryland and then settling in South Central Los Angeles. Time Magazine called him a "laureate of American lowlife.” [...]

Why Don’t You Speak German?

Ah, the infamous question I come across in Germany. The woman at the DMV, who mumbles German. My doctor, who understands English but doesn’t speak it. The German woman down the street, the Polish neighbor who wants to talk to me, and then my husband’s family. It’s interesting how I never asked an immigrant in [...]