Patti Smith has announced official plans to publish a follow-up to her award-winning 2010 memoir, Just Kids.
M Train will be released on October 6, and will include the punk poet’s recollections of her life in Michigan with her late husband, MC5 guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith, who died of heart failure at age 45 in 1994.
According to a synopsis of M Train issued by the Knopf publishing company, Patti uses “prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present” to take readers on a journey “across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations.”
The book’s publisher says M Train is “a coffee-saturated odyssey into the mind of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafes and haunts [Patti] has worked in around the world.”
Smith, meanwhile describes the memoir as “a roadmap to my life.”
M Train also will feature a selection of black-and-white Polaroid photos taken by Patti herself.
Just Kids, which was a National Book Award winner for nonfiction, focuses on Smith’s earlier life, particularly her relationship with the famous photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.