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Reply to "David Wojnarowicz - Artist"

Yes andreabiscotti, 'tis part of my chequered past... I don't know about you needing to live more, though-- simply by exposing yourself to David and Brecht & Weill, you are light years ahead of most in the living department...

And yes, Mr. Joe, the Rosa von Praunheim film! Isn't it where David's mouth gets sewn up? (that was simulated BTW.) Also in the film is the great Emilio Cubeiro... In the mid-1970's, a magazine came out called "Mouth Of the Dragon: A Poetry Journal Of Male Love" (what a title!). I got the first issue at Oscar Wilde-- it was the first of its kind, along with Boston's "Fag Rag." I sent them some of my work and was not only published, but Andrew Bifrost the editor, invited me to read in Prospect Park (funded by the NYSCA btw (!)). Also on the bill was Emilio, who blew me away with his mixture of poetry, early rap and rock. Let me just say that Emilio's performance was one of the events that changed my whole outlook on poetry and what it could be-- the other event was seeing Patti Smith perform with just a piano behind her.

I also saw David read at a later "Mouth Of the Dragon" event, also, I believe in Prospect Park-- and the rest is herstory.
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