The singer-songwriter’s first collection since 1979 is both elusive and allusive (shout-outs to Rimbaud and Picasso). Sample Verse ”Her head droops, a capricious rose/crushed by gravity. How so and why/sours the tiny bud.” Token Topical Poem From ”Birds of Iraq”: ”Over the Tigris/the Euphrates/ helicopters/drop leaflets/for people to eat.” Bottom Line While Auguries of Innocence outshines the verse of rocker Billy Corgan, Patti Smith’s poetic language is only sometimes wedded to a consistent image or theme.
Auguries of Innocence The singer-songwriter's first collection since 1979 is both elusive and allusive (shout-outs to Rimbaud and Picasso). Sample Verse '...Auguries of InnocenceNonfiction, PoetryPatti Smith The singer-songwriter's first collection since 1979 is both elusive and allusive (shout-outs to Rimbaud and Picasso). Sample Verse '...2005-11-23Ecco Press
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry; Author: Patti Smith; Publisher: Ecco Press
Posted November 23 2005 — 12:00 AM EST
- Bask in '90s nostalgia with this a ca-mazing 'Boy Meets World' medley
- Michael B. Jordan: Why I’m Torching the color line in 'Fantastic Four'
- Jon Bon Jovi wrote a new song for Rutgers' class of 2015
- Nicki Minaj drops 'The Night Is Still Young' video on Tidal
- TLC yanks '19 Kids and Counting' reruns
- Kanye West's 'All Day' gets misheard lyrics video from Joe Mande
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' First Look: 7 photos from the set
- Cannes 2015: What's buzzing in film and fashion (so far)
- 'Survivor': Meet 20 alums you picked for a 'Second Chance'
- Ellie Kemper, more faces of the 2015 Webby Awards
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 10 hottest tours
- George Clooney, Meghan Trainor, Pharrell & Zoë and More!