Cum. John Giorno.
Cum

Cum

New York: Adventures in Poetry, 1971. Offset wrappers; mimeographed interior. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Side stapled with wrappers. Very good with slight yapping and wear at edges of wrappers. Published in an edition of 500. Item #6122

Poetry book by the famed pop-art poet John Giorno. Having starred in Warhol’s rst lm Sleep, Giorno established a reputation as one of New York’s preeminent poets, dedicating himself to enlivening the city and its quotidian rhythms. Cum exempli es Giorno’s cut-up technique, repetition, propulsion, and warmth; it was performed with Michael Brody in 1971 at a SoHo loft accompanied by musicians, including Angus MacLise. The rousing cover is by pioneering video and conceptual artist Les Levine.

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