Performance of poetry and songs.
Hailed as the “godmother of punk”, Patti Smith is one of the most influential artists of her generation. She is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist with a career spanning over 35 years. Smith became a highly influential component of the dynamic New York City punk movement with her 1975 debut album 'Horses', often cited as one of the greatest albums in music history. Other albums include 'Radio Ethiopia' (1976), 'Easter' (1978), 'Gone Again' (1996) and Banga (2012).
Smith first published her poems in 1972, the same year she co-wrote a play, 'Cowboy Mouth', with Sam Shepard. Since then she has published a number of collections of verse, including 'Babel' (1978), 'Early Work, 1970–1979' (1994), 'The Coral Sea' (1996), and 'Patti Smith Complete: Lyrics, Reflections & Notes for the Future' (1998).