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Patti Smith by Just Kids


Patti Smith by Just Kids

Author:Just Kids
Language: eng
Format: mobi, epub
Tags: Separate Ways Together, Robert, Smith, Photographers - United States, Rock Musicians - United States, Poets, New York (N.Y.), Photographers, American - 20th Century, 20th Century, Patti, United States, American, Musicians, Holding Hands With God, Monday's Children, Hotel Chelsea, Women Poets, Rock Musicians, Artists, Mapplethorpe, Just Kids, Biography
ISBN: 9780066211312
Publisher: Ecco
Published: 2008-01-02T06:00:00+00:00


Gregory took me to the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, which was a poets’ collective at the historic church on East Tenth Street. When we went to listen to the poets read, Gregory would heckle them, punctuating the mundane with cries of Shit! Shit! No blood! Get a transfusion!

In watching his reaction, I made a mental note to make certain I was never boring if I read my own poems one day.

Gregory made lists of books for me to read, told me the best dictionary to own, encouraged and challenged me. Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs were all my teachers, each one passing through the lobby of the Chelsea Hotel, my new university.



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