11/8/15 Poetry Event at MoMA

It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It

Organized by John Giorno and Mark Beasley

Sunday, November 8th, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

With Harry Burke, Todd Colby, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Sophia le Fraga, Fanny Howe, Paolo 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 seminal Dial-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.



12:30 p.m.: Andrew Durbin

1:00 p.m.: Sophia Le Fraga with Rin Johnson, Jameson Fitzpatrick, and Die Dragonetti.

1:30 p.m.: Todd Colby

2:00 p.m.: Fanny Howe

2:30 p.m.: John Giorno

3:00 p.m.: Paolo Javier with Listening Center

3:30 p.m.: Tan Lin with Inigo Lopez Vazuez

4:00 p.m.: Harry Burke with Holly White, Julien Ceccaldi, Samia Mirza and SADAF.

4:30 p.m.: Morgan Parker

5:00 p.m.: Ben Fama

5:30 p.m.: Bunny Rogers

This event is presented in conjunction with Greater New York.

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