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Walk on the wild side, with two phenomenal biographers: Cynthia Carr on Candy Darling—dreamer, icon, superstar—and Brad Gooch on Keith Haring, whose bold, colorful art transcended boundaries and became a symbol of 1980's counterculture and activism. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, De La Soul, Taster, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed.

Brad Gooch is a poet, novelist, and biographer whose previous 10 books include Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a New York Times bestseller; City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara; Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America; and the memoir Smash Cut. He lives in New York City.

Cynthia Carr is the author of Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz, winner of a Lambda Literary Award and finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her previous books are Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the hidden History of White America and On Edge: Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century.

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Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

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