Nexus Library

The New Jerusalem

Order The New Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem, the latest book by Patti Smith – poet, punk legend and author of the bestsellers Just Kids and M Train – is now available for order. A stunning long prose poem in the tradition of St. John and William Blake, The New Jerusalem presents a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; a vision of escape from the rituals of power and the mechanisms of social control.

Illustrated with colour photographs and art work by Patti Smith, this beautiful hardbound volume is a true collector’s item and will be irresistible to bibliophiles. With an introduction by Rob Riemen exploring the connection between art and spirituality in Patti Smith’s poem and in art more broadly, The New Jerusalem can serve as a reminder of the prophetic power of poetry and a guide to all who need it in these times of resistance.

The New Jerusalem was presented at the Nexus Symposium with Patti Smith ‘An Education in Counterculture’, 26 May 2018 in Amsterdam.

Bilingual English-Dutch, hardbound, illustrated colour edition
Translation Onno Kosters (
The New Jerusalem), Liz Waters (introduction)


Pricing options (international shipping included):
1 book € 20 order
20 books (-25%) € 300 order
45 books (-31%) € 620 order
90 books  (-39%) € 1120 order

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Available in the US at

McNally Jackson, New York City
Book Culture, New York City
Strand Bookstore, New York City
Rizzoli Bookstore, New York City
Mast Books, New York City
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn



Rob Riemen

The Netherlands, 1962

Rob Riemen

founder and president of the Nexus Institute