John Giorno. Suicide Sutra (1973)

Suicide Sutra, 1973

Suicide Sutra (1973) was written by JOHN GIORNO (born 1936) and appeared as a piece on his Dial-A-Poem phoneline which he founded in the late Sixties. People could ring in and hear poems by many writers, among them WILLIAM BURROUGHS, PATTI SMITH, ED SANDERS, ALLEN GINSBERG, JOHN CAGE, JIM CARROLL and LAURIE ANDERSON. Over a million calls were logged in the five months it ran in New York.

You can still hear some of the readings here.

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