Patti Smith
Published in 2017
by Yale University Press

“Inspiration is the unforeseen quantity, the muse that assails at the hidden hour. The arrows fly and one is unaware of being struck....” Devotion, part of the Why I Write series based on Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Lectures, offers an intimate and poetic glimpse into Patti Smith’s personal history and creative experiences as a musician, author, and visual artist. Smith explores the mysteries and intricacies that connect artist, inspiration, and audience, and shares insightful musings on craft and the creative process.