Patti Smith http://kmuw.org en Featured Artist: Patti Smith http://kmuw.org/post/featured-artist-patti-smith <p>Patti Smith was America&rsquo;s first punk poet. Influenced by beat writers such as Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs as much as by rock and roll and classic literature&shy;&shy;including French symbolist poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud&shy;&shy;Smith&rsquo;s emergence from the New York punk rock scene of the 1970s ushered in a new era in popular music in which academic intellect and street smarts were equally appealing.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; "> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:09:40 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 3988 at http://kmuw.org Featured Artist: Patti Smith