Patti Smith Reads Her Poetry in 1972 and 1973

Patti Smith on the page is touching, but Patti Smith on stage is a rare and worthwhile look every time. Hear for yourself, below, in a 1972 recording of Smith reading twelve poems from her first collection at St. Mark’s Church in New York City.

(St. Marks Church, 1972)

(NYC, 1973)