Dial-a-Poem

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Date(s) - 11/09/2017 - 11/30/2017
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Green Kill

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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

About Green Kill

Green Kill is an art and performance space now in it’s second year, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, on Green Kill Avenue, near the Route 32 intersection.

Green Kill located at 229 Green Kill Avenue in Kingston at four corners where Green Kill Avenue intersects Route 32 as it winds around through the trees down to New Paltz.

Green Kill hosts poetry readings, theater, film, music and art exhibitions, which include established, outsider or student artists and performers who are dedicated to the growth of their work.

The art exhibitions change monthly at Green Kill and include local, national and international artists.

The Green Kill web site is greenkill.org; the email is 229greenkill@greenkill.org; and the phone  is 347-689-2323. Green kill is open from 3 to 9, Tuesday through Saturday.

Green Kill is  open from Tuesday to Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm, and closed on national holidays.

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