Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Patti Smith: Babel

Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 11 November 1978

WHAT HAS rock and roll got to do with poetry? What is a poetess doing with rock and roll? What am I doing reading and reviewing Babel when I could be doing the same thing with the new Gunter Grass novel?

Total word count of piece: 802


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.