There’s a million really exciting things. Whether it’s somebody puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, you know, you have your best cup of coffee you’ve had in your life. Patti Smith talks to NPR about how, despite all the terrible things happening …

The only adults I know who write—and in a way, read—poetry are poets. It kind of narrows down to the people where that is actually their style of writing and their medium. When you’re a teenager, it’s easier to dabble more. … Also, in a way, you’re protected. When I think about the poetry I …