Patti Smith

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Patti Smith review – communing with a rock’n’roll seer
Protean punk poet Patti Smith, backed by a full band, is in expansive mood in a riveting, career-spanning show

Kitty Empire

09, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Patti Smith review – punk, poetry and the raw power of connection
From punk ragers to stories of Blake and Bunyan, the poet laureate of dissent wrings blood, sweat and love out of every second of stage time

Emma Garland

06, Oct, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Words don’t fail Patti Smith. That’s why she is still my superstar | Rebecca Nicholson
The singer outshone her modern rivals in a survey of the vocabulary of lyrics

Rebecca Nicholson

07, Aug, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Patti Smith: 'As a writer, you can be a pacifist or a murderer'
As she prepares to ring in 2021 with a performance on screens at Piccadilly Circus, the punk poet explains why she’s optimistic amid the ‘debris’ of Trump’s years in office

Fiona Sturges

29, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Patti Smith: 'I feel the unrest of the world in the pit of my stomach'
The singer on solitude, lifelong friend Sam Shepard, and her latest memoir

Kate Kellaway

20, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Carmine Street Guitars: tuning up with New York's finest plank-spankers
Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith all played guitars made from wood salvaged from New York buildings. Now there’s a documentary about the eccentric genius who crafted them

Richard Godwin

17, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Patti Smith: where to start in her back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the hugely influential poet who brought Baudelaire to punk

Fiona Sturges

10, Jun, 2020 @2:40 PM

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Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York's punk scene
He roomed with a New York Doll and photographed the seedy clubs where Manhattan’s misfits, outsiders and famous faces went out to experience a thrilling new sound

Sean O’Hagan

28, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Art books to self-isolate with, from Patti Smith to Lucian Freud – the week in art
The beast that was Picasso, a sleazy masterpiece about Francis Bacon and Buñuel’s memoirs – here are a few biographies to curl up with

Jonathan Jones

20, Mar, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Patti Smith pitches in to help burgled Oregon bookshop
Poet, singer and memoirist – honoured this week by PEN for ‘literary service’ – sends signed first editions after learning of thefts at Portland store

Alison Flood

05, Feb, 2020 @12:13 PM

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Lynn Goldsmith's best photograph: the Patti Smith Easter sessions
‘When she started putting her poetry to rock’n’roll, Patti Smith was electric. So I always chose colours – yellow, red, blue – that punctuated that aspect of her’

Interview by Dale Berning Sawa

12, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Patti Smith: ‘Reading Mark Twain gave me such anxiety I threw up’
The author and musician on Jean Genet, Little Women and crying over Charlotte Brontë

Patti Smith

19, Oct, 2019 @1:00 PM

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