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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David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal and the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.He travels a lot and currently lectures in China. He also runs an ESL website. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

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