[Jack Kerouac reading at The Village Vanguard, December 1957. Photo via Dave Moore on Paul Maher Jr’s Jack Kerouac-Writer ]
Another Ginsberg letter today – this one to Allen (dated November 30, 1957 – sixty years ago today) from Jack Kerouac in Orlando, Florida to Allen in Paris. Jack confesses he’s drunk, and broke, but writing up a storm (writing Dharma Bums) and looking toward the future.
Dear Allen. Your poem [“Kaddish’] very beautiful, especially “eyes of Ma Rainey dying in an ambulance” (why don’t you spell it “aumbulance” which would mean aum-vehicle…)…well, and Greg’s [Gregory Corso’s] “sweetly in … Read More
Lafcadio & Peter Orlovsky, outside Peter’s small apartment on Potrero Hill, San Francisco, ca. June 1956. Allen Ginsberg Estate/Corbis
Ginsberg caption: Peter Orlovsky returned to New York from India, Avenue C and 5th Street, September 1963. Allen Ginsberg (c. Allen Ginsberg Estate)
Marie, Lafcadio & Kate Orlovsky, Plainview, NY, December 27, 1989. (c. Allen Ginsberg Estate)
Marie Orlovsky, December 27, 1989. (c Allen Ginsberg Estate)
Ginsberg caption: Peter Orlovsky b. 1933 visiting his family – Lafcadio age 47 had lived with us in San Francisco – NY 1955-61 & later intermittent years; mother Kate Orlovsky age 78 totally deaf after … Read More