Patti Smith will never forget the book that inspired her to be a punk poet - she stole it from a shop when she was 16.
The priestess of punk spied RIMBAUD's ILLUMINATIONS when she was working in a factory, but couldn't afford to buy the book.
She recalls, "So the first ever book of poetry I got for myself, I stole.
"It was at a bus depot where they had stalls of used books, and a lot of them were dirty books, y'know, weird magazines with naked girls on the cover, but in the middle of all that they had a copy of Rimbaud's Illuminations.
However, the HORSES star doesn't feel too guilty - she ended up replacing the book with another poetry smash.
She adds, "I don't think it caused the fall of the bus depot's bookshop. Some time later I took a book that I didn't really want and I put it there, so I used the bus depot as my little library.
"So I was never sorry that I nicked it."
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