Patti is a writer, performer, and visual artist. Punk rock’s poet laureate, she ranks among the most influential female rock & rollers of all time. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock. She has released twelve albums, including “Horses”, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor given to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
Patti is a National Book Award–winning author for her book “Just Kids”. Her latest book, “M Train”, begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook.
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