Richard Hell is best known as one of the originators of the punk movement His records include Blank Generation (1977), Destiny Street (1982), Dim Stars (1982), and Time (2000). Hot and Cold, a collection of his art, poetry, and nonfiction, was published by Powerhouse Books in 2001. His other books include a novel, Go Now (Scribner, 1996) and numerous collections of poetry. In addition, he is a widely published essayist and the editor of an independent publishing house, Cuz Editions. He lives in NYC. Dennis Cooper is the author of 'The George Miles Cycle, ' an interconnected sequence of five novels that includes Closer (1989), Frisk (1991), Try (1994), Guide (1997), and Period (2000). The cycle has been translated into fourteen languages. His most recent novel is My Loose Thread (Canongate, 2002). He lives in Los Angeles.
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