The Coral Sea (book)

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The Coral Sea
The Coral Sea - Patti Smith.jpg
Author Patti Smith
Cover artist Robert Mapplethorpe
Country United States
Language English
Genre Prose poetry
Publisher Norton & Company
Publication date
May 1996
Media type Hardcover, Paperback
Pages 72
ISBN 978-0-393-03908-5
OCLC 33009444
811/.54 20
LC Class PS3569.M53787 C67 1996

The Coral Sea is a book by Patti Smith, published in 1996.[1] In 2008 Smith released The Coral Sea as an album with musical accompaniment by Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, recorded during two live performances of the duo.



  1. "The Passenger M"
  2. "The Throw"
  3. "Light Play"
  4. "Rank and File"
  5. "Music (A Woman)"
  6. "Staff of Life"
  7. "After Thoughts"
  8. "An Auctioned Heart"
  9. "A Bed of Roses"
  10. "Monkeyshines"
  11. "The Herculean Moth"
  12. "The Solomon Islands"
  13. "The Pedestal"


  1. "Crux"
  2. "Magua"
  3. "Imago"


  1. ^ "Patti Smith -- Bibliography". Retrieved 2008-03-19. 

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