Poet: Henry Charles Bukowski
Dates: 16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994
Title of Poem: So Now?
the words have come and gone,
I sit ill.
the phone rings, the cats sleep.
I am waiting to live,
waiting to die.
Brief Biography: Bukowski was a poet, novelist and story writer. Strongly influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of Los Angeles his work addressed the ordinary lives of poor Americans.