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Who’s the Man? January 21, 2014: Stubborn Poetries: Poetic Facticity and the Avant-Garde, by Peter Quartermain. University of Alabama Press. $39.95. Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry, edited by Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin. University of Iowa Press. $42.00. "Who," I used to ask, after banging on a colleague's office door, "who exactly is the man?" It [...] by

Another Reason to Keep That Picture of Patti Smith on Your Bedroom Wall August 14, 2013: Above your copy of her memoir, Just Kids. It's okay-- us too!-- because Patti Smith is STILL making art and making statements that totally take our breath away. This time? According to Rolling Stone, Smith says that she adores the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson: Patti Smith is no stranger to literary giants, having hung out with William [...] by

Allen Ginsberg and Patti Smith, Holy! August 9, 2013: Open Culture just posted two mesmerizing videos of Patti Smith reciting Allen Ginsberg's “Footnote to Howl.” In one rendition, Smith is backed by Philip Glass and Tibetan monks, and in the other, Smith is chanting acappella in Florence, Italy: Today, we bring the two together, in two versions of Smith reading Ginsberg’s [...] by

Patti Smith Sings William Blake January 24, 2013: We are thrilled about the recently discovered lost etchings of William Blake. Now, Jacket2 has reminded us that Patti Smith performed  "In My Blakean Year" on December 9, 2010, as part of the Blutt Singer-Songwriter Symposium at the Kelly Writer's House. According to their website, the annual symposium brings "eminent and lauded [...] by

Remember That Time When Allen Ginsberg Bought Patti Smith a Sandwich? August 13, 2012: In our culture of fame worship, there's nothing more exciting than when two celebrities meet—and this doesn't exclude us poetry fanboys and fangirls. A recent New York Times review of "Hello Goodbye Hello," by Craig Brown, describes several "famous meetings" involving some of our favorite poets, including this gem: It’s November [...] by

Archive of Early Patti Smith Performances July 30, 2012: Check out this UbuWeb page that has various early Patti Smith poetry readings and early rock shows. From the page: Patti Smith moved to New York in the late 1960s and, over the next few years, while living with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, established a reputation as a writer of fierce vision and uncompromising originality. [...] by

“Poets and Music” at KEXP January 31, 2011: KEXP is rolling out a 10-part documentary series covering the relationship between "Poets and Music," particularly when they enter into the recording process together. The first three are up already, each focusing on a different writer and their approaches to collaboration. Starting out with William S. Burroughs and Jim Carroll, the series takes a [...] by