Much poetry, much beat, open discussion of LSD and various other drugs, he got to sing his poetry with Paul McCartney, but my favorite moment was when he called William F. Buckley a Bircher (a term you don't see much anymore) and himself a faggot individualist in 1968. Talk about out of the closet. YIPPEE for radical self expression! his true love, Peter Orlovsky
Wed, June 11, 2008 - 2:47 PM
Very cool!I had somehow completely missed that info about his personal life. Hooray for them! ...and, I don't recall knowing 'Bircher'. Very interesting.
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