Patti Smith announces new memoir, M Train

The follow up to Just Kids is due in October

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Patti Smith has revealed details about her new memoir, M Train.

The follow up to Just Kids, M Train will be published on October 6 by Knopf.

Via Pitchfork and EW, the book’s description reads:


“M Train is a journey through eighteen ‘stations’. It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel, through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo‘s Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer’s society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely told memoir, one augmented by stunning black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself.”

You can read An Audience With… Patti Smith by clicking here

Smith is due to play Horses in its entirety at this year’s Field Day festival in the UK in June.

She released her most recent studio album, Banga, in 2012.


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