Watch: Patti Smith Reads From Book-in-Progress at Poetry Project Benefit

Patti Smith was one of many who read at the 40th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading Benefit at St. Mark’s Church.
Jim Fouratt shot great video which he posted to YouTube.

Below Patti Smith reads a piece called “The List” from a book she’s currently writing — three minute excerpt:

And here are a bunch of other performances from the benefit. The last clip — Tracy Morris and Elliot Sharp — is really terrific:

Phillip Glass:

Justin Sayre:

Joseph Keckler:

Jonas Mekas:

Jennifer Bartlett:

Edwin Torres:

John Giorno:

Lenny Kaye:

Tracy Morris and Elliot Sharp:

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