The Dial-A-Poem Poets (Giorno Poetry Systems records)

“The Dial-A-Poem Poets “(1972),GPS 001-002

Allen Ginsberg – Vajra Mantra
Diana De Prima – Revolutionary Letters Nos. 7, 13, 16, 49
William Burroughs – excerpts from The Wild Boys
Anne Waldman – Pressure, Holy City
John Giorno – Vajra Kisses

Emmett Williams – Duet
Ed Sanders – Cemetery Hill
Taylor Mead – Motorcycles
Allen Ginsberg – Green Automobile 1953
Robert Creeley – The Messenger for Allen Ginsberg, I Know a Man
Harris Schiff – Poems
Lenore Kandel – Kali
Aram Saroyan – Not a Cricket
Philip Whalen – excerpts from Scenes of Life at the Capital
Ted Berrigan – excerpts from The Sonnets

Frank O’Hara – Ode to Joy, To Hell With It
Joe Brainard – excerpt from I Remember
Clark Coolidge – Small Inventions: Suite V (plurals) secanate, Suite IV
Jim Carroll – excerpts from The Basketball Diaries
John Cage – Mushroom Haiku, excerpt from Silence
Bernadette Mayer – These Stories About After the Revolution
Michael Brownstein – Geography

Brion Gysin – I Am That I Am
John Sinclair – The Destruction of America
Anne Waldman – How the Sestina (Yawn) Works
Heathcote Williams – I Will Not Pay Taxes Until
Dave Henderson – The Louisiana Weekly No. 1, Ruckus Poem Part 1
Bobby Seale – excerpt from Fillmore East speech
Kathleen Cleaver – excerpt from Fillmore East speech
Allen Ginsberg – Blake Song: Merrily We Welcome in the Year

“Disconnected” (1974),GPS 003-004

Allen Ginsberg: I’m a Victim of Telephones
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche : Cynical Letter, A Letter to Marpa, Sound Cycle
John Giorno: Suicide Sutra
William S. Burroughs: What Washington? What Orders?
Charles Plymell: 100 Flies on an Airplane Flying Around the World
Michael Brownstein: Monologue from the Top
John Cage: exerpt from Silence

Anne Waldman: Fast Speaking Woman
Diane DiPrima: excerpt from Loba
Bernadette Mayer: excerpt from Studying Hunger
Robert Creeley: The Name
Diane Wakoski: High Heel Jesus
Gregory Coroso: Marriage
Maureen Owen: Body Rush
Ed Sanders: Stand by My Side Oh Lord

Allen Ginsberg: Jimmy Berman
Joe Brainard: excerpt from More I Remember More
John Perreault: Nude Death
Jack Spicer: excerpt from Billy the Kid
Jim Carroll: from The Basketball Diaries, Age 13, Spring 1965
Peter Orlovsky: All Around the Garden

Imamu Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) : Our Nation Is Like Ourselves
Michael McClure: Lion Poem
Ed Durn: Recollections
Frank Lima: The Hunter
Frank O’Hara: Adieu Norman, Bonjour to Joan and Jean Paul
Bill Berkson: Stanky
Larry Fagin: A Play
Tom Clark: Little Aria
Paul Blackburn: The Once Over
Philip Whelan: If You’re So Smart Why Aren’t You Rich
Ron Padgett: June 17, 1942
John Ashbery: The Tennis Court Oath
Clark Coolidge: excerpt from Dews (8 channel)
Charles Amirkhanian

“Biting Off The Tongue Of A Corpse” (1975), GPS 005

Gary Snyder from “Turtle Island”
John Giorno “Subduing Demons In America” -Excerpt-
William S. Burroughs From “The Wild Boys”
Charles Olsen “Maximus of Gloucester”
Ted Berrigan Excerpt from “Memorial day”
Ed Sanders “The Struggle”
Edwin Denby “Suppose there Is a Crank Woman Inside Me”
Helen Adam “Cheerless Junkie Song”
John Wieners In Public
John Cage “Mureau”
Robert Duncan “…What is ours”
Denise Levertov “Life at War”
Frank O’hara “Having a coke with you”
Kenneth Koch “Spring”
John Ashbery “A Blessing In DIsguise”
Charles Stein “Seed Poem”

“William S. Burroughs/John Giorno” (1975), GPS 006-007

William Burroughs

“103rd Street Boys” from Junkie
excerpt from Naked Lunch
“From Here To Eternity” from Exterminator
excerpt from Ah Pook Is Here
“The Chief Smiles” from Wild Boys
“The Green Nun”
excerpt from Cities Of The Red Night

John Giorno

“Eating Human Meat”

“Totally Corrupt” (1976), GPS 008-009

Charles Bukowski “Cloud Nine”, “Neighbourhood Of Murder”, “Two Horse Collars”, “Christ”, “You’ll Never Know”, “Closing Topless Bars”
Imamu Amiri Baraka “Rockefeller Is Your President And Your Mama Don’t Wear No Drawers” and “New York Is Everywhere Big”
William Carlos Williams “Yellow Flower”
William S. Burroughs “When Did I Stop Wanting To Be President”
Sylvia Plath “Daddy”
John Giorno from “Shit, Piss, Blood, Pus And Brains”
Michael McClure
Ed Sanders
Ted Berrigan “Today In Ann Arbor”
John Cage – introduces and reads “Song, Derived from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau” (1976) (6:30). recorded at St. Mark’s Church, New York City, on January 1, 1976.
“Song” and “Clark Coolidge” (cut up of Variation 5 record)
Jack Briece “62 Mesotics Re Merce Cunningham (33-37)”


John Giorno & Anne Waldman (1977), GPS 010-011

John Giorno:

Everyone Is A Complete Disappointment
Drinking the blood of Every woman’s period

Anne Waldman:

For the Voice of Montserrat Caballe
Plutonium Poem
Billy Work Peyote
Sun The Blonde Out
Shaman Hisses You Slide Back in the Night
Fast Speaking Woman
White Eyes
Musical Garden

“Big Ego” (1978),GPS 012-013

Patti Smith “The Histories Of The Universe”
Philip Glass “A Secret Solo”
John Giorno “Grasping At Emptiness”
Laurie Anderson “Three Expediences”
Robert Wilson & Christopher Knowles excerpt from “A Letter To Queen Victoria: The Sundance Kid is Beautiful”

Meredith Monk “Biography” from Education Of The Girlchild, 1972
Michael Lally excerpt from “All Of The Above”
Robert Lowell excerpt from “Ulysses & Circe”
Larry Wendt “How To Cook A Duck”
Jackie Curtis “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Ed Sanders “A Monologue” from The Fugs
William S. Burroughs excerpt from “Naked Lunch: The Laboratory Has Been Locked For Three Hours Solid”
Harris Schiff “15 Years Passess” & “Dollar Bill”
Otis Brown “Boneless Chicken”
Joel Oppenheimer “Cities, This City”
The Fugs “Saran Wrap”
Claes Oldenburg “June Was” & “Panodramdra”
Denise Levertov “Woman Alone” from Homage To Pavese
Ted Greenwald “Friends”
Anthony J. Gnazzo “Hisnia & Hernia”
Steve & Gloria Tropp “Snow White”
Jim Brodey “Homeward Bound” with Colin Wolcott on sitar
Robert Ashley “Interiors With Flash”
Side 4

Eileen Myles “Tuesday Brightness”
Helen Adam “Apartment On Twin Peaks”
Anne Waldman “Light & Shadow”
Joe Johnson “Fly Ho”
Lorenzo Thomas “Wonders”
Ishmael Reed “Sky Diving”
Kenward Elmslie “The Woolworth Song”
Mona Da Vinci excerpt from “The Sacred Wood Of Art: The Last Supper Of Mona DaVinci”
Bernard Heidsieck “Canal Street No. 19”
Steve Hamilton “Promise”
Frank O’Hara “Poem” & “Poem”
Ron Padgett “No Title”

“The Nova Convention” (1979) GPS ,014-015,016-017

Terry Southern: Vignette of Idealistic Life in South Texas
William Burroughs: Keynote Commentary & Roosevelt After Inauguration
John Giorno : Eating The Sky
Patti Smith : Poem for Jim Morrison & Bumblebee

William Burroughs: Benway
Philip Glass : Building (excerpt from Einstein on the Beach)
Brion Gysin : Kick That Habit, Junk Is No Good Baby, Somebody Special, & Blue Baboon
Frank Zappa : The Talking Asshole
William Burroughs: from The Gay Gun: This is Kim Carson & Just Like The Collapse of any Currency, & The Whole Tamale

William Burroughs: What the Nova Convention is About
Ed Sanders : Hymn to Aphrodite form Sappho
John Cage: Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegan’s Wake
Anne Waldman : Plutonium Ode & Skin Meat Bones

Laurie Anderson: Song from America On The Move (& Julia Heyward)
Allen Ginsberg: Punk Rock & Old Pond
Peter Orlovsky: Feeding Them Raspberries To Grow & Nurses Song
Conversations: William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Timothy Leary, Les Levine, and Robert Anton Wilson

“Sugar, Alcohol & Meat” (1980), GPS 018-019

Peter Gordon “excerpt from Extended Niceties” performed with David Van Tieghem
John Giorno “I Resigned Myself To Being Here”
John Cage “Alex & Gretchen Corazzo, The 6th Patriarch Of Zen Buddhism, Once I Was Visiting My Aunt Marge, Dorothy Invited Me, & One Of Suzuki’s Books”
Tom Carey “Good Night Irene”
Andrei Vosnesensky “I Am Goya, Song Of Moscow Ancient Church Bells”

Miguel Pinero “New York City Hard Times Blues”
Miguel Algarin “Setenta Y Cinco Abriles”
Mitchell Kreigman “In The Bathtub”
William S. Burroughs “I Was Traveling With The Intolerable Kid On The Nova Lark” from Nova Express
William S. Burroughs Jr. “Translucent Boy, An Excellent Time, & For Neal Cassidy”
Charlie Morrow “O Yeh – Don’t Die”
Ted Berrigan “To Jack Kerouac”

Charlotte Carter “Six Months In Brooklyn”
Patti Smith “Parade”
Cliff Fyman “Coffee”
Robin Messing “3 Subway Poems”
Paul Violi “Whalefeathers”
Bob Holman ” RAP IT UP”
Allen Ginsberg “C.I.A. Dope Calypso” accompanied by Steven Taylor
Anne Waldman “Lady Tactics”
John Ashbery “Litany” with Ann Lauterbach
Beth Anderson “I Can’t Stand It”
Rene Ricard “Rene Ricard Famous At 20”

Barbara Barg “Chicks”
Ned Sublette “Nice Young Mormons”
Kathy Acker “I Was Walking Down The Street” from The Adult Life Of Toulouse Lautrec”
Eileen Myles “Lorna & Vicki”
Barbara Barg “So Fine” with Chassler
Didi Susanm Dubelyew “Who Needs Exercise”
Rochelle Kraut “New Born Sleep”
Gary Snyder “What You Should Know to Be A Poet”
Daniela Gioseffi “Eggs”
Regina Beck “Message From Confucius”
Bernard Heidseick “Canal Street, No. 4”
Charles Bernstein “Wall As”
Steve McCaffery “Viking Log Part 2” with Ted Moses (sax)
Ron Padgett “Zzzzz”


“You’re The Guy I Want To Share My Money With” (1981),GPS 020-021,022-023

Side 1 – Laurie Anderson

Dr. Miller
It Was up in the Mountains
Closed Circuits
Born, Never Asked

Side 2 – John Giorno

I Don’t Need It, I Don’t Want It, and You Cheated Me Out of It
Completely Attached to Delusion

Side 3 – William S. Burroughs

Introducing John Stanley Hart; He Entered the Bar with the Best of Intentions
Twilight’s Last Gleamings
By Protagonist Kim Carson
Salt Chunk Mary; Like Mr. Hart, Kim Has a Dark Side to His Character
Progressive Education
The Wild Fruits
The Unworthy Vessel

Side 4 – multi-grooved record, depending on where the needle lands on the record you will hear ONE of the following:

Laurie Anderson: For Electronic Dogs/Structuralist Filmmaking/Drums
William S. Burroughs: My Name Is Clem Snide/Mr. Hart Couldn’t Hear the Word Death
John Giorno: excerpt from Put Your Ear to Stone & Open Your Heart to the Sky
“Polyphonix 1”

“Who You Staring At?” (1982), GPS 025

Glenn Branca – Bad Smells
John Giorno – Stretching It Wider
John Giorno – We Got Here Yesterday, We’re Here Now, and I Can’t Wait to Leave Tomorrow


“Life Is A Killer” (1982) GPS 027

John Giorno-Everyone Says What They Do Is Right
William S Burroughs-The Mummy Piece
Amiri Baraka-Wailers
Jim Carroll-Just Visiting (from The Book of Nods)
Jayne Cortez-I See Chano Pozo
Ned Sublette-Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly
Brion Gyson-Junk
Rose Lesniak-She’s So
Four Horsemen-The Dreams Remain

“Better An Old Demon Than A New God”  (1984), GPS 033

David Johansen – “Imaginatin’ Cocktail”
John Giorno – “Exiled in Domestic Life”
William S. Burroughs – “Dinosaurs”
Psychic TV – “Unclean”
Lydia Lunch – “What it is”
Meredith Monk – “Candy Bullets and Moon”
Jim Carroll – “A Peculiar-Looking Girl”
Anne Waldman – “Uh-Oh Plutonium”
Richard Hell – “The Rev. Hell Gets Confused”
Arto Lindsay – “Alisa”

“A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse” (1985),GPS 035

Husker Du – Won’t Change
David Johansen – Johnsonius
John Giorno Band – Scum & Slime
William S. Burroughs – Excerpts from The Western Land: The President, Colonel Bradford, Everyman a God
Sonic Youth – Halloween
Cabaret Voltaire – Dead Man’s Shoes
Diamanda Galás – Excerpt from Eyes Without Blood
Coil – Neither His Nor Yours
Michael Gira – Game
David Van Tieghem – Out of the Frying Pan
Jessica Hagedorn & The Gangster Choir – Tenement Lover


**HUUUUGE thanks to for hosting these files for all these years!

3 Responses to “The Dial-A-Poem Poets (Giorno Poetry Systems records)”

  1. Cy at Pck April 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Hi…this links seems to have died…it would be good to here ed sanders….ah…where now tuli?….those were the daze…
    best regards and hope you can create the link?
    Cy at Pck

  2. Petty Vendetta October 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Hey Cy-
    Found a real-live link for you. Also came across “You’re The Guy I Want To Share My Money With” here:
    Thanks for staying tuned.

  3. Petty Vendetta April 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    OK- Here’s the MOTHERLOAD kids. UBUWEB has graciously agreed to host the entire GPS series on their server. Go nuts-

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