Just Kids Characters

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a precocious child who becomes a poet, artist, and musician. She leaves her home in southern New Jersey to become an artist in New York. In New York, she finds is a close knit artist community that nurtures the creativity of young artists. Patti meets Robert Mapplethorpe and forms a lifelong friendship that will shape her young adulthood. She is a naïve young woman who loses her innocence and uses this to fuel her art and writing. Patti meets famous artists of the 60's and 70's. Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin help shape her as a musician. Such poets as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso become her teachers and friends. Her dream of becoming an artist takes her on many avenues of the creative world.

Patti is influenced by these people and shaped into a musician who has her own unique sound. She...

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