Chinaskiappears in All poems
This character is a crude poet with a cult following.
Chinaski's Fatherappears in retired, my non-ambitious ambition, education
This character is an all-American man featured prominently in several poems.
Chinaski's Motherappears in education
This character is a meek, quiet woman who is easily overpowered by larger personalities.
Janeappears in bumming the Jane, I thought the stuff tasted worse than usua
This character is the protagonist's lover during much of his decade-long hiatus from writing.
Chinaski's Wifeappears in zero, supposedly famous, it's funny, isn't it? #1, wearing t
This character, at the time that the author writes these poems, is a largely silent figure though she is frequently referenced in the collection.
The Man in the Brown Suitappears in the man in the brown suit
This character works at the protagonist's bank.
Joe O'Brienappears in a magician, gone...
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