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John Giorno

Writer

“When a poem works the way that poem works, it becomes the reflection of the mind of each person in the audience. If there are 500 people in the audience, it’s like 500 mirrors looking at themselves. People think that when a poem works, it’s because of the lines of a great poet but it’s not so. The lines, when they magically work, are the reflection of your mind.”