Remembering Allen’s Partner – Peter Orlovsky

It’s the anniversary of Peter Orlovsky’s passingĀ . Remembering with fondness Allen’s life-time love, Peter.

Check out these earlier postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project – here and here

See also here and here

also, noticing his passing – here

and (recommended) – Steve Silberman‘s touching 2010 elegy – here

and Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman‘s memories – here

The New York Times & Washington Post obituaries

& Tom Clark’s memory-posting – here

Ann Charters in the English Bookshop in Stockholm in 2014 recalls, in some depth, her relationship with. and memories of, Peter, reading from Bill Morgan‘s book, Peter Orlovsky – A Life In Words (including a reading of Allen’s “Malest Cornifici Tuo Catullo” and “Sunflower Sutra” – for their Orlovsky connection, and a reading by her husband Sam of two of (Jack) Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues)

Rose Feliu Pettet recalls Peter Orlovsky here – and further video moments from St Marks Poetry Project’s 2010 memorial may be glimpsed here

Here’s the unforgettable voice of Peter singing “You Are My Dildo” (sic)

and an odd-little-item, a Peter Orlovsky rehearsal tape (Peter making several attempts at a version of William Blake’s “A Dream” (from Songs of Innocence) (“home, home, home”), as well as, (half-recognizeable), a paean to Tibetan saint, Milarepa (to that unforgettable tune of “You Are My Dildo”)

Here‘s Peter as a saint or holy man (or, at least playing one!), Rick Shaw (sic), in rare footage from Marc Israel‘s 2001 film, Frankenstein’s Little Monster

More Orlovsky on the Ginsberg blog:
Here’s selections from the beautiful Ginsberg-Orlovsky letters, Straight Hearts Delight

Here‘s a 1975 reading with Jackson MacLow

and here’s a challenging”triple X” reading

Here’s Peter, continuing to be sex-positive (from Constanzo Allione’s Fried Shoes And Cooked Diamonds)

and more rare footage of Peter reading – here

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