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Free Verse: An Evening with Richard Hell

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Poet/novelist Richard Hell became one of the founding fathers of punk rock with the release of his seminal 1977 album with the Voidoids, Blank Generation. His reputation has been building ever since, through major works that include Go Now (1996), a novel about a junkie on the road in an ever-decaying America, and Hot and Cold (2001), a compendium of poems, essays, artwork, and song lyrics. His recent projects include the novel Godlike; Rabbit Duck, a new collection of collaborative poems by Hell and David Shapiro; and a CD retrospective of his music called Spurts: The Richard Hell Story (all 2005). Join him for a reading of both poetry and prose and a discussion of his work.