Friday, February 08, 2008

Giorno Event Live on the Web!

Starting with the John Giorno event at the Bowery Poetry Club on Saturday, February 16, 8:00pm - 9:30pm (East Coast time) we will begin to broadcast select events live on the Internet! To honor this ground breaking poet the Bowery Poetry Club launches BPC LIVE!

Bowery Live Web Shows

NYSCA, DCA and Bowery Arts and Science National Treasures Presents: JOHN GIORNO, JAVIER COLIS, JULIAN BLAINE-

John Giorno (b. 1936), New York poet and performer associated with the counterculture movement and New York School of poetry of the 1960s, and friend to artists such as William Burroughs, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, revolutionized the way poetry is written, presented, performed and disseminated. His contribution to American literature has involved the attempt to link poetry with other media. Giorno Poetry Systems, begun in 1965, and later Dial-a-Poem, incorporated the use of electronic and multi-media to create new venues and a broad audience for the spoken word.