Back in January, the legendary Patti Smith gave a lecture/reading/concert with Seattle Arts and Lectures. I attended and immediately fell in love with her personality and story. I bought her memoir, Just Kids, and devoured it. My response to Patti was my thank you to her–and all the other jackdaws–who inspire me.
I read this piece at Richard Hugo House during the open mic at Cheap Beer and Prose. You can see video of it here: