- Flower, Fist and Bestial Wall (1960)
- Longshot Poems for Broke Players (1962)
- Run with the Hunted (1962)
- It Catches My Heart in Its Hand (1963)
- Crucifix in a Deathhand (1965)
- Cold Dogs in the Courtyard (1965)
- Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts (1965)
- All the Assholes in the World and Mine(1966)
- The Curtains Are Waving... (1967)
- Poems Written Before Jumping out of an 8 Story Window (1968)
- At Terror Street and Agony Way (1968)
- A Bukowski Sampler (1969)
- Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969)
- Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills (1969)
- Fire Station (1970)
- Post Office (1971)
- Another Academy (1970)
- Anthology of LA Poets (1972)
- Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck (1972)
- Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (1972)
- South of No North (1973)
- Burning in Water Drowning in Flame: Selected Poems 1955-1973 (1974)
- Factotum (1975)
- Scarlet (1976)
- Love is a Dog from Hell (1977)
- Women (1978)
- You Kissed Lilly (1978)
- Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (1979
- Shakespeare Never Did This (1979)
- Dangling in the Tournefortia (1981)
- Ham on Rye (1982)
- Hot Water Music (1983)
- Bring Me Your Love (1983)
- There's No Business (1984)
- War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 (1984)
- You Get So Alone at Times It Just Makes Sense (1986)
- The Movie Barfly (1987)
- A Visitor Complains of My Disenfranchise (1987)
- Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966 (1988)
- Hollywood (1989)
- Septuagenarian Stew: Stories and Poems (1990)
- People Poems (1991)
- Bluebird (1991)
- In the Shadow of the Rose (1991)
- Three Poems (1992)
- Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992)
- Run with the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader (1993)
- Screams from the Balcony: Selected Leters 1960-1970 (1993)
- Pulp (1994)
- Shakespeare Never Did This (Augmented Edition) (1995)