Patti Smith

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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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Face It by Debbie Harry; Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith – review
Highly contrasting memoirs from two female icons of 70s New York are equally compelling

Kitty Empire

13, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith review – memories of the magic and the mundane
From looming political crisis to a leaky flat – a troubled year in the life of a great American punk poet

Fiona Sturges

18, Sep, 2019 @11:00 AM

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'Oh no, I have the world's most boring name!' The show of artists called Smith
A new exhibition unites artist with a common surname. We sent a Smith of our own along – to see what else Patti, Paul, Bob and Roberta have in common

Mat Smith

03, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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