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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia Lee Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.pattismith.net
-- Patricia Lee Smith on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=patricia++lee+smith


Illinois Connection

Smith was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary mergence of poetry and rock. Her seminal album Horses, bearing Robert Mapplethorpeā€™s renowned photograph, has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time. Her books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor awarded to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Smith married the late Fred Sonic Smith in Detroit in 1980. They had a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Jesse. Smith resides in New York City.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Auguries of innocence /
ISBN: 0060832673. OCLC Number: 179806985

Ecco Press,. .

Early work, 1970-1979 /
ISBN: 0393313018. OCLC Number: 28221961

W.W. Norton,. .

Patti Smith - poet, songwriter, performer. Collected here are selections from Smith's writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America's underground scene. Smith's work evokes the experimentation, the longing, and the desire to break boundaries of those pre-punk days.

Just kids /
ISBN: 0060936223. OCLC Number: 679724716

Ecco,. .

In this memoir, singer-songwriter Patti Smith shares tales of New York City : the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship, and genius.

Patti Smith complete, 1975-2006 :
ISBN: 0060849711. OCLC Number: 61200746

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Collects lyrics, notes, reflections, and photographs spanning Patti Smith's career, in a volume containing new artwork from her latest albums and previously unpublished photographs by Annie Liebovitz and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Readings for diversity and social justice
ISBN: 0415926335. OCLC Number: 44737249

Routledge,. .

This work covers the scope of oppressions in America. It contains a mix of short personal and theoretical essays and should be designed as an introduction to the topics at hand. The selections include writings from Cornel West, Michael Omi, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua and Michelle Fine.

The coral sea /
ISBN: 0393341356. OCLC Number: 745765991

W.W. Norton & Co.,. .

Presents a series of poems and prose selections about the life and AIDS-related death of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Woolgathering /
ISBN: 0811219445. OCLC Number: 711051749

New Directions,. .

Patti Smith tells real and imagined stories from her childhood.