On the occasion of John Giorno's solo exhibition at Almine Rech London, Dial-A-Poem launched in the UK for the first time on October 12. Access to the audio work first produced in 1968 is now available free of charge to local callers at +44 (0)20-4538-8429.
In 1968, Giorno created Dial-A-Poem using a telephone service to communicate poetry in a modern idiom. Previously it was shown at the Architectural League of New York in 1968, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1969, and in the Information show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1970. Giorno subsequently produced a series of LP and CD compilations called The Dial-A-Poem Poets in the 1970s and 1980s, encouraging people to start Dial-A-Poem in their hometowns, and to use cuts from the albums along with their local poets.