Poet and performer Patti Smith crashed onto the rock scene 40 years ago, and made a splash in the literary world five years ago with an award-winning memoir, "Just Kids." Her newest book, "M Train," takes a trip through time…
By PBS NewsHour
In her new book “M Train,” author and rocker Patti Smith writes about her chance encounter with chess legend Bobby Fischer in 2007.
By Margaret Myers
Rock legend Patti Smith speaks with Jeffrey Brown about her book "Just Kids," a look at her friendship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and '70s before their careers became part of America's pop culture palette.
Jeffrey Brown talks to rock legend Patti Smith, whose memoir, "Just Kids," won the National Book Award for nonfiction.
By Tom LeGro
By Arts Desk
When fashion photographer Steven Sebring began shooting footage of the daily life of poet and performer Patti Smith -- what Smith describes as high-aesthetic home movies -- neither fully anticipated the project becoming a feature length film.
It was Patti Smith who first encouraged Jim Carroll to blend his poetry with rock 'n' roll, bringing him on stage to perform his work with her band. He went on to form the Jim Carroll Band. Jeffrey Brown talks…
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