Collected here are selections from Smith's writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America's underground literary and rock scene. Some of the works selected are unpublished pieces from journals, performances and Smith's personal papers. Early Work brings together all sides of Patti Smith, from the thoughtful intellectual to the explosive performer. Photos.
Patti Smith is a poet, performer, visual artist, and author of the National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids. She has twelve albums, has had numerous gallery shows, and continues to give concerts of her music and poetry. Her books include Early Work, The Coral Sea, Witt, Babel, Auguries of Innocence, Woolgathering, Land 250, Trois, and many others. She lives in New York.