John Giorno is a American performance artist, poet, and activist. In 1965, Giorno founded his non-profit production company Giorno Poetry Systems as a way of connecting poetry to new audiences through the use of technology. Poets and artists that have collaborated with Giorno Poetry Systems include William S. Burroughs, John Ashbery, Ted Berrigan, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Mapplethorpe. Giorno performed at The Kitchen as part of New Ice Nights and Aluminum Nights in the 1980s. For more information please visit:

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