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R.I.P. Peter Orlovsky: The World has Lost a Great Naked Poet

The first naked man I had ever seen was my father:  I accidentally walked into his room when he was getting changed after a shower — I was three and it was awkward.  The second naked man I ever saw … Read More

By / June 1, 2010

The first naked man I had ever seen was my father:  I accidentally walked into his room when he was getting changed after a shower — I was three and it was awkward. 

The second naked man I ever saw was Peter Orlovsky, in a picture with Allen Ginsberg.  I cried because Ginsberg looked a lot like my grandfather, and I was confused as to why he was naked with another man.

Orlovsky, Ginsberg’s partner since the 60’s, died of lung cancer over the weekend.