Forty years ago, on February 10, 1971, Patti Smith made her Poetry Project debut accompanied by Lenny Kaye on guitar. On this ruby anniversary, Patti and Lenny celebrate four decades of “three chords merged with the power of the word” in a special commemorative concert of poetry and music to benefit The Poetry Project. Patti recently won the National Book Award for nonfiction for her memoir Just Kids.
Opening the evening will be their longtime friend Janet Hamill, who has published five books of poetry, the latest called Body of Water, and two CDs of spoken word backed by the music of Moving Star.
The event will be held in the sanctuary (larger hall, 10th St. entrance) of St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery. Admission for this special performance is $15 general / $10 for Project members/students.
Please note that ADMISSION IS AT THE DOOR ONLY. No advance purchase. We will begin selling admission and letting people into the sanctuary at 7:30.