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Poetry and Music of "The Blank Generation."

Poet Richard Hell. He moved to New York City in the 70s, intending to concentrate on poetry. But he was drawn to the emerging punk rock scene and quickly became one of its best known acts with his band Richard Hell and the Voidoids. He later landed roles in the films "Smithereens" and "Desperately Seeking Susan." He is writing poetry again, editing the new poetry journal Cuz, and running the poetry programs at the St. Marks Poetry Project.

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Other segments from the episode on December 17, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 17, 1987: Interview with James Wolcott; Review of Dolly Parton's album "Rainbow"; Interview with Richard Hell; Review of the film "Broadcast News."

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