Patti Smith on Censorship and the Poetry of Rock n’ Roll

Patti Smith tells us, “In art and dream may you proceed with abandon.” True to her word, the singer/songwriter and punk rocker is about as gritty and daring as poets get. In this heavy-hitting piece by Blank on Blank, Patti Smith discusses what it was like getting censored, how her discovery of the French poet Rimbaud aided in her punk rock destiny, and what ego does to the creative process and how to overcome it.

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