Patti Smith is a musician, writer, and performance artist. Patti rose to prominence in the 1970s for her influential work in the punk rock movement. She was known for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock music, and has been called “the punk poet laureate”.

Smith was born in 1946 in Chicago. By 1967, she was a mother and decided to move to Manhattan in New York City. There she met photographer Robert Mapplethorpe who had a major impact on her life. SHe would go on to Paris where she would do performance art before returning to New York. She eventually found her way to music and began performing in 1974.

Publication Order of Poetry Collections

Seventh Heaven (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witt (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ha! Ha! Houdini (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Babel (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woolgathering (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coral Sea (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Auguries of Innocence (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat (With: Arthur Rimbaud) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Early Work, 1970-1979 (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patti Smith Complete Lyrics, Reflections & Notes for the Future (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Messenger (With: David Greenberg) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trois (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Just Kids (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
M Train (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Year of the Monkey (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Art & Photography Books

(with David Lynch, , Kristine McKenna, Petra Giloy-Hirtz)

The Focalguide to Colour (By: David Lynch) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indoor Photography (By: David Lynch) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Art Of Dune (By: David Lynch) (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Images (By: David Lynch) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The prints of David Lynch (By: David Lynch) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: Snowmen (By: David Lynch) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: The Air is on Fire (By: David Lynch) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: Works on Paper (By: David Lynch) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: Dark Splendor (By: David Lynch,Peter-Klaus Schuster,Dietmar Dath) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: The Factory Photographs (By: David Lynch,Petra Giloy-Hirtz) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: Naming (By: David Lynch,Brett Littman) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: Nudes (By: David Lynch) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Lynch: Someone is in My House (With: David Lynch,,Kristine McKenna,Petra Giloy-Hirtz) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Patti Smith Books, You’ll Love…

Year of the Monkey is the story of one transformative year in the life of Patti Smith. She ends up on the coast of Santa Cruz when she decides to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Her travels take her from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm; to the hospital room where a friend and mentor is. The story also takes the reader to places both remembered and imagined, as Patti mixes fact and fiction with her trademark poetic mastery. Patti lets the reader into her world and shares her wisdom, wit, and hope for a better world.

M Train is another popular memoir from Smith. The prose shifts from dreams to reality, and past and present. This book also takes us into Patti’s own reflections of the writer’s craft and her thoughts on artistic creation. M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee; told in a way that only Patti Smith could tell. Patti herself calls this book a “roadmap to my life” and it fits as the book is both powerful and moving.

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