John Giorno

John Giorno is a poet and performance author. He founded the artist collective Giorno Poetry Systems and created its mass communication experiment Dial-A-Poem. This poem is from Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems 1962–2007 by John Giorno and edited by Marcus Boon, © 2008 by John Giorno. Reprinted with permission of Soft Skull Press.
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