The Coral Sea ()


Patti Smith's The Coral Sea is a small book-length poem published in 1997 by Norton; it is a sustained, very personal meditation, a tribute to and elegy for the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. A Mapplethorpe photograph appears on Smith's debut album, Horses, and Smith was Mapplethorpe's first model -- he photographed her literally thousands of times. He passed away from complications due to AIDS seven years before The Coral Sea appeared; the book refers to him as "Passenger M," an artist and a man on a sailing ...

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The Coral Sea
2008, Pask

UPC: 689492080327


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