Auguries of Innocence (Paperback)

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Description


Auguries of Innocence is the first book of poetry from Patti Smith in more than a decade. It marks a major accomplishment from a poet and performer who has inscribed her vision of our world in powerful anthems, ballads, and lyrics. In this intimate and searing collection of poems, Smith joins in that great tradition of troubadours, journeymen, wordsmiths, and artists who respond to the world around them in fresh and original language. Her influences are eclectic and striking: Blake, Rimbaud, Picasso, Arbus, and Johnny Appleseed. Smith is an American original; her poems are oracles for our times.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


“[A] hidden jewel…Among her best.”
-Library Journal

“The incendiary rock star mellows.”
-The Oregonian (Portland)

“30 years after Horses, Smith’s light is still burning bright.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060832674
ISBN-10: 0060832673
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: June 10th, 2008
Pages: 63
Language: English