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John Yau, art critic and poet, in conversation with Barry Schwabsky, art critic at large, will discuss Yau’s newly published book titled Joe Brainard: The Art of the Personal. Known for his internationally popular memoir, I Remember, Joe Brainard (1942–94) was also a prolific visual artist. In his book, Yau describes how Brainard transformed the ordinary into the beautiful, producing thousands of multimedia pieces that express Brainard’s affection for the world. John Giorno and Joe Brainard were friends, fellow poets and visual artists who collaborated on art projects and corresponded frequently, exchanging ideas and artworks with one another. Brainard is included with an excerpt of I Remember in the original recording of The Dial-A-Poem Poets album recorded and printed in 1972. 

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