Calendar

Dial-a-Poem

Date/Time

Nov 1, 2017 to Nov 30, 2017
12:00 AM

Description

Dial-a-Poem

 

Call the number 845 384 2445. It’s free. You will be offered a short poem. This is not a new idea. Rather Dial-a-Poem is a nice way to share some humanity. Each month a poet  or song writer will offer a short poem or lyric. The number may change but the service will remain the same. Phillip X. Levine is featured  until the end of November.

 

Dial-A-Poem is a phone-based service started in 1968 by poet John Giorno after a phone conversation with his friend William Burroughs. Fifteen phone lines were connected to individual answering machines; anyone could phone Giorno Poetry Systems and listen for free to a poem offered from various live recordings.

 

The venture was a success from 1969 on, and the poems dealt with numerous social issues such as the Vietnam War and the sexual revolution. Giorno claimed the service later influenced the creation of other information services over the telephone, such as banking, sports, and investing.

—Wikipedia

Cost

0

Location

View map Green Kill
229 Greenkill Avenue
Kingston, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Green Kill

Phone

229greenkill@greenk

Contact name

David Schell

Contact email

229greenkill@greenkill.org

Neighborhood:

Kingston

County:

Ulster

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