John Giorno

Poet, Musical Artist

1936 –

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Who is John Giorno?

John Giorno is an American poet and performance artist. He founded the not-for-profit production company Giorno Poetry Systems and organized a number of early multimedia poetry experiments and events, including Dial-A-Poem. He became prominent as the subject of Andy Warhol's film Sleep. He is also an AIDS activist and fundraiser, and a long-time practitioner of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Born
Dec 4, 1936
New York City
Also known as
  • Giorno, John
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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