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GIORNO POETRY SYSTEMS

VIII. GIORNO POETRY SYSTEMS

Founded by the poet and artist John Giorno in the late 1960s, in the context of the civil rights movement and an increasingly divisive Vietnam War, Giorno Poetry Systems sought to create both new audiences and a new relevance for poetry.

GIORNO POETRY SYSTEMS LP COVERS

My introduction to Keith Haring came via his cover art for the 1985 Giorno Poetry Systems (GPS)compilation LP A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth of A Corpse.

BURROUGHS ON GPS

I was twenty-six when I purchased the book that introduced me to William Burroughs’s cut-up tape experiments.

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