Individual Author Record
Name: Patricia Lee SmithPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSmith was born in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationPatti 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 Mapplethorpe’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.
*''Early Work: 1970-1979 '', W. W. Norton, 1995*''Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006: Lyrics, Reflections & Notes for the Future'', Harper Perennial, 2006*''Auguries of Innocence: Poems'', Ecco, 2008*''Just Kids'', Ecco, 2010*''Wool Gathering'', New Directions, 2011*''The Coral Sea'', W. W. Norton, 2012