Day: August 5, 1994

Peter Orlovsky

Peter Orlovsky was staying with painter Robert LaVigne in San Francisco in 1954 when Allen Ginsberg dropped by for a visit. The two fell together almost instantly, and remained a couple for three decades. Their relationship had rocky periods and was never monogamous (Peter Orlovsky had heterosexual leanings, for one … Read the rest

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Howl

‘You feel like you are going through the gutter when you have to read that stuff. I didn’t linger on it too long, I assure you.’
(an elocution teacher, at the obscenity trial for ‘Howl’)

‘Hold back the edges of your gowns, Ladies, we are going through hell’
(William Read the rest

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