Peter Orlovsky


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
July 08, 1933

Died
May 30, 2010

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Peter Orlovsky was an American poet best known for being the lover of Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg.

A high school dropout, he served as a stateside medic in the US Army during the Korean War. He met Ginsberg through the painter Robert La Vigne in San Francisco in December 1954. Orlovsky served as Ginsberg's secretary, traveled the world with him, and was his lover in an open relationship for four decades.


Average rating: 4.16 · 744 ratings · 48 reviews · 10 distinct works
Clean Asshole Poems and Smi...

4.18 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Peter Orlovsky, a Life in W...

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Lepers Cry

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1972
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City Lights Pocket Poets An...

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Straight Hearts' Delight: L...

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The Beat Book

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Una Tribu de Salvajes Impro...

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Evening Raga & Paradiso, 1992

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On Tour

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1983
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Pesnici bit generacije

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