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John Giorno

John Giorno

LIFE IS A KILLER” isn’t a sign crafted by some backwoods visionary, nor is it graf­fiti scrawled by an urban malcontent on a subway platform. It’s both title and con­tent of a 12-by-12-inch 2009 pai…

The Painted Word

John Giorno's poetry proposes that anywhere you go, you can have an intense physical engagement with words. Since the 1950s, he's framed language with controlled, climactic line breaks and repetition…