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So Long Joe Brainard

From: This Land Press
Series: The Short So Long
Length: 12:15

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In this segment, we bid a fond farewell to Joe Brainard, an acclaimed artist raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We'll hear a communal reading of his poem "Autobiography," his brother delivering a reading from Joe's book "I Remember", and a recording of Joe reading at the Poetry Project in New York.

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After graduating from high school, Joe Brainard left Tulsa in search of art and culture and freedom. He ended up moving to New York City in 1960 or '61 where he met and befriended such literary and artistic stars as Frank O'Hara, Andy Warhol, John Ashbery and the list goes on.

His brother, John Brainard, also an artist, followed Joe to NYC over a decade later. In this segment of the Short So Long, we hear John's story of learning about his brother's homosexuality and his thoughts on how place impacts the art you create. 

Featured in this segment: a communal reading of Joe Brainard's poem, "Autobiography", John Brainard reads from Joe's book I Remember, and a recording of Joe reading Tuesday, February 18th, 1971, at the Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, New York, March 31, 1971. 

Piece Description

After graduating from high school, Joe Brainard left Tulsa in search of art and culture and freedom. He ended up moving to New York City in 1960 or '61 where he met and befriended such literary and artistic stars as Frank O'Hara, Andy Warhol, John Ashbery and the list goes on.

His brother, John Brainard, also an artist, followed Joe to NYC over a decade later. In this segment of the Short So Long, we hear John's story of learning about his brother's homosexuality and his thoughts on how place impacts the art you create. 

Featured in this segment: a communal reading of Joe Brainard's poem, "Autobiography", John Brainard reads from Joe's book I Remember, and a recording of Joe reading Tuesday, February 18th, 1971, at the Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, New York, March 31, 1971. 

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Featuring written work by Joe Brainard.

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