Listen to Patti Smith on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast

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Smith mentioned her e-book The Year of the Monkey and the heydey of the Chelsea Hotel

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Patti Smith, March 2017 (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Anthology Film Archives)

Patti Smith appeared in the present day on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast selling the paperback version of her 2019 e-book The Year of the Monkey, her relationships with Chelsea resort denizens like William S. Burroughs and her “cowboy writer” Sam Shepherd, and the time Allen Ginsberg tried to select her up as a result of he thought she was “a very pretty boy.” Check out the entire thing under.

In September Smith carried out her music “People Have the Power” just about with Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Cyndi Lauper, Angélique Kidjo, and extra in coordination with Pathway to Paris. She was awarded the 2020 PEN Literary Service Award, given yearly to an writer who writes about “the human condition.” 

Read Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20 interview with Marc Maron.

 

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