the poet speaks

EIF REVIEW – The Poet Speaks


“Hi!” Patti Smith gives the large projected photo of old friend Allen Ginsberg a cheerful yet poignant wave. Then, turning to face the Playhouse’s capacity audience, she rockets herself into an astonishing and incendiary reading of Footnote To Howl, accompanied by the relentless smoulder of Philip Glass’s piano. Animated as if the poem’s words themselves […]