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Jean-Jacques Lebel (born 1936) is a French filmmaker, as well as an artist, poet, translator, poetry publisher, political activist, art collector, and art historian, who worked closely with the artists of the Beat Generation. Lebel, co-founder and first President of Polyphonix, an international festival in Paris, France of sound poetry, performance, video, and various music, became lifelong friends and collaborators with John Giorno through the festival beginning in 1981. 

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