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Patti Smith: Poetry In Motion

Robin Katz, Sounds, 13 December 1975

PATTI SMITH cannot compromise. She functions on her very own level of stratosphere, creating poetry, writing songs, lapping up the more elusive statics of life. She describes herself as "an energy eater" and has the magnetic kind of personality that makes anyone walking within fifty yards of her an automatic piece of iron. Swish. One second you're minding your own business, the next you're listening to her rattle out a story with your mouth hanging open and your concentration pivoting on one point.

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