Bowery Poetry ❤ John Giorno
---THIS SPECIAL READING IS AT ARTIST'S SPACE, 55 WALKER STREET - NOT AT BOWERY POETRY---
Julius Baltonado, Stefan Bondell, Steve Cannon, Lynne DeSilva Johnson, Timothy DuWhite, Joel François, Myles Golden, David Henderson, Sam Jablon, Amy Lawless, Lisa Markuson, Sam O’Hana, Noel Quiñones, Shawn Randall/Symphonics Live, Patrick Roche, Hannah Wood, Anton Yakovlev
Hosted by Bob Holman, Nikhil Melnechuk, Ashley August, Mason Granger
Poetry Jam Wednesday, August 16, 7 p.m.
Artists Space 55 Walker Street
Bowery Poetry opened as The Bowery Poetry Club at 308 Bowery (down the street from John Giorno's loft and studio) in 2002, and remains at this address today. Host to the influential Segue Series in the early 2000s, Bowery Poetry has welcomed hundreds of poets, local and international, to its stage, and is one of Manhattan's most accommodating homes for slam, performance poetry, hip-hop, experimental theater, burlesque and spoken word.
"Bowery Poetry ❤ John Giorno" is one in a series of programs taking place at Artists Space and around New York City as part of the multi-venue exhibition "Ugo Rondinone: I ❤ John Giorno." Organized by Bowery Poetry, and taking the form of a poetry slam, this vivid lineup blends the freshest of downtown voices alongside legends who have worked with Giorno in an old school jam—and a late summer celebration of the poet who broke all of the rules.