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MoMA PS1: Sunday Session - Greater New York - It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It

  • MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

With Harry BurkeTodd Colby, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Sophia Le Fraga, Fanny HowePaolo Javier, Tan Lin, Morgan Parker, Bunny Rogers

Poet, visual artist and originator of Performance Poetry John Giorno is joined by peers and a contemporary generation of New York based poets. Giorno’s seminalDial-A-Poem Poets (1968) in which an audience dialed individual answering machines to hear poems by poets such as William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and John Cage while his record label and American artist collective Giorno Poetry Systems broadened the ‘venues’ for poetry to records, television and radio. Giorno’s poetic use of the technology of the day mirrors a contemporary generation’s use of language deploying twitter like phraseology with the fluid and malleable text of the internet as poems and text migrates from text box to text box and page to page: text and the staging of language is no longer a form fixed by the printed page.  Organized by John Giorno and Mark Beasley.

This event is presented in conjunction with Greater New York.