In Bill Buford Journal: Granta 8: Dirty Realism, Writings from New America – May 1, 1983 he coined the term Dirty realism to define a North American literary movement. Writers in this sub-category of realism are said to depict the seamier or more mundane aspects of ordinary life in spare, unadorned language.
We prefer to use the word Pulp Poetry. With this term we refer to the last completed novel by Los Angeles poet and writer Charles Bukowski. It was published in 1994, shortly before Bukowski’s death.