Punk poet and electro-folk star collaborate

Patrick Wolf has teamed up with New York punk poet Patti Smith at a secret gig.

The two singer-songwriters are also planning to work on music for Wolf and Smith‘s next albums.

Describing their meeting at a tribute concert in south Wales to poet Dylan Thomas, Wolf wrote on his Myspace.com/officialpatrickwolf: “Patti Smith and I met on the stairs at Hurst House, and we ended up playing three songs together on the Saturday night.

Patti and I will be making some music together very soon. On Monday she taught me a melody she wrote about a three legged dog. We have still to work the song out to full completion.

“Soon we will be recording a little moment for the next album. I’m very excited about getting to the end of the three legged dog song though too. She told me that we have a good future together and how can I not agree.”

Wolf is currently working on the follow-up to 2007’s ‘The Magic Position’.