RIP Peter Orlovsky

Sorry for the lateness of this post… I’ve been busy putting together Beatdom #7 and simply didn’t have the time to write even a few words until today.

Peter Orlovsky passed away May 30th with poet Anne Walden by his side, and a photo of his long-time partner, Allen Ginsberg, on a wall near his bed.

Orlovsky was more than Ginsberg’s lover. He was a poet, teacher and traveller in his own right. I suggest that we all now take the time to consider his life.

Please also take a look at Anne Waldman’s short depiction of his final days.

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Author: David S. Wills

David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom magazine and the author of The Dog Farm. He travels a lot, and is currently working as a professor in China. His latest book is called Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

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