POEMS BY JOHN GIORNO, by John Giorno & Robert Rauschenberg - 1967 [Signed ltd. 1st ed.]


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Poems by John Giorno

by John Giorno

front cover illustrated by Robert Rauschenberg 

Signed First edition, 1000 copies made.  New York:  Mother Press, 1967.  

Pamphlet is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Illustrated paper covers are mostly clean with bright color.  
  • Covers show some edgewear; back cover somewhat darkened.  Corners are gently worn.
  • Binding is strong; some signs of wear to covers at staples.  Please see photographs for details of condition. 
  • Endpapers and feps have some bookseller marks. 
  • Frontispiece, illustrated by Les Levine, is present.  
  • Interior is gently age-toned.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • PS2022.0510

63 pages. 6.25 x 8 inches.

An early printed collection of poems by John Giorno (1936-2019), New York City poet and performance artist.  Over a long and influential career, Giorno created, supported, and participated in multimedia poetry experiments and events.  His not-for-profit production company, Giorno Poetry Systems, collaborated with numerous artists, including William S. Burroughs, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Patti Smith, and Robert Rauschenberg.  One of Giorno's creations, Dial-A-Poem, was highly acclaimed at MoMA and subsequently produced in LP format.   

First, limited edition of 1000 copies.  Signed by the author on title page.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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