John Giorno

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John Giorno (born 1936) is an American poet and performance artist. He founded the not-for-profit production company Giorno Poetry Systems and organized a number of early multimedia poetry experiments and events, including Dial-A-Poem. He became prominent as the subject of Andy Warhol's film Sleep (1963). He is also an AIDS activist and fundraiser, ...

John Giorno Poems

An Unemployed Machinist

An unemployed
An unemployed machinist
who travelled

Just Say No To Family Values

On a day when
you're walking
down the street
and you see
a hearse

Everyone Gets Lighter

Life is lots of presents,
and every single day you get
a big bunch of gifts
under a sparkling pine tree

Welcoming The Flowers

I am standing on the corner of Stanton and Chrystie,
waiting for the traffic light to change.
A man is sitting on the steps of a building
holding his young son on his lap.

The Death Of Willim Burroughs

William died on August 2, 1997, Saturday at 6:01 in the
afternoon from complications from a massive heart attack
he'd had the day before. He was 83 years old. I was with
William Burroughs when he died, and it was one of the best
times I ever had with him.

John Giorno Comments

Leeann Azzopardi 14 October 2019

May he llive in spirit as he done in flesh RIP

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