Peter Orlovsky Quotes

Peter Orlovsky
  • Peter Orlovsky

  • Date of birth: July 08, 1933
  • Died: May 30, 2010
  • Born: in New York, New York, The United States.

  • Description: 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.