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October 30, 2010

The Spirit of the Female Beats

“Women of the Beat weren’t afraid to get dirty. They were compassionate, careless,charismatic, marching to a different drummer, out of step. Muses who birthed a poetryso raw and new and full of power that it changed the world. Writers whose words weavespells, whose stories bind, whose vision blinds. Artists for whom curing the disease of artkills.” – Women of the Beat Generation (Brenda Knight, 1998)

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June 1, 2010

RIP Peter Orlovsky

Sorry for the lateness of this post… I’ve been busy putting together Beatdom #7 and simply didn’t have the time to write even a few words until today.

Peter Orlovsky passed away May 30th with poet Anne Walden by his side, and a photo of his long-time partner, Allen Ginsberg, on a wall near his bed.

Orlovsky was more than Ginsberg’s lover. He was a poet, teacher and traveller in his own right. I suggest that we all now take the time to consider his life.

Please also take a look at Anne Waldman’s short depiction of his final days.