Jeremy Reed (writer)

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Jeremy Reed (born 1951) is a Jersey-born writer, poet and prose stylist.

Career[edit]

Reed has published fifty works in 25 years. He has written more than two dozen books of poetry, 12 novels, and volumes of literary and music criticism.[citation needed] He has also published translations of Montale, Cocteau, Nasrallah, Adonis, Bogary and Hölderlin. His own work has been translated abroad in more than a dozen languages. He has received awards from the National Poetry, Somerset Maugham, Eric Gregory, Ingram Merrill, and Royal Literary Funds.[citation needed] He has also won the Poetry Society's European Translation Prize.[citation needed]

Reed began publishing poems in magazines and small publications in the 1970s.[1] His influences include Rimbaud, Artaud, Jean Genet, J.G. Ballard, David Bowie and Iain Sinclair.[2] Reed has a long history of publication with both Creation Books and Peter Owen, however his Selected Poems is published by Penguin Books. His recent art criticism appears in Cornermag: 'Gareth Lloyd Leaving the 20th Century'. His latest novel to be published is The Grid.

He has collaborated with the musician Itchy Ear.[3] They perform live under the name The Ginger Light.

Reed's BA (hons) is from the University of Essex[4] and he has occasionally taught at that institution and at the University of London.

Collections of Poetry[edit]

  • Target (1972)
  • Agate Paws (1975)
  • Diseased Near Deceased (1975)
  • Emerald Cat (1975)
  • The Priapic Beatitudes, the Bat in Violet Lenses, a Phallic Descant: 1 Runic Epiphanies to a Jade Novella (1975)
  • Ruby Onocentaur: Six Poems (1975)
  • Count Bluebeard (1976)
  • Blue Talaria (1976)
  • Green: Miscellanea (1976)
  • Isthmus of Samuel Greenberg (1976)
  • Night Attack (1976)
  • Saints and Psychotics: Poems, 1973–74 (1979)
  • Bleecker Street (1980)
  • Walk On Through (1980)
  • Man Afraid (1982)
  • A Long Shot to Heaven (1982)
  • The Secret Ones (1983)
  • By the Fisheries (1984)
  • Nero (1985)
  • Elegy for Senta (1985)
  • Skies (1985)
  • Border Pass (1986)
  • Selected Poems (1987)
  • Escaped Image (1988)
  • Engaging Form (1988)
  • Prayer (1988)
  • The Thread: Written for Kathleen Raines 80th Birthday (1988)
  • Madness: The Price of Poetry (1989)
  • To Celebrate John Ashbery (1989)
  • The Coastguard's House (1990) (with Eugenio Montale)
  • The Nineties (1990)
  • Dicing for Pearls (1990)
  • Lorcas Death (1990)
  • Sky Writing (1990)
  • Nasturtiums (1991)
  • Anastasia in Purple Leopard Spots (1992)
  • Volcano Smoke At Diamond Beach (1992)
  • Red-Haired Android (1992)
  • Black Sugar (1992)
  • Around the Day, Alice (1992)
  • Artaud (1993)
  • Lying Down (1993)
  • Turkish Delight: Torriano Meeting House Poetry Pamphlet (1994)
  • Torch Lighters (1994)
  • Kicks (1995)
  • Red Hot Lipstick: Erotic Stories (1995)
  • Bitter Blue (1995)
  • Listening to Marc Almond (1995)
  • Sweet Sister Lyric (1996)
  • Pop Poems (1997)
  • Angel (1998)
  • Brigitte's Blue Heart (1998)
  • Claudia Schiffer's Red Shoes (1998)
  • For John Heath-Stubbs at eighty (1998)
  • Just Out of Reach (1999)
  • Quentin Crisp as Prime Minister (1999)
  • Patron Saint of Eye-liner (2000)
  • Heartbreak Hotel (2002)
  • Perry Blake (2003)
  • Duck and Sally on the Inside (2004)
  • Kiss the Whip (2005) (with Robert Bloch, Henry Clement, Jean-Paul Denard, Richard Matheson)
  • This Is How You Disappear: A Book of Elegies (2007)
  • Piccadilly Bongo (2010)
  • The Black Book (2016)

Criticism & Non-Fiction[edit]

  • Homage to David Gascoyne (1990)
  • Lipstick, Sex and Poetry (1991)
  • Delirium: An Interpretation of Arthur Rimbaud (1991)
  • Segmenting the Black Orange (1994)
  • Waiting for the Man: Biography and Critical Study of Lou Reed (1994)
  • Blue Sonata: The Poetry of John Ashbery (1994)
  • The Last Star: A Study of Marc Almond (1995)
  • The Angel in Poetry (1998)
  • Scott Walker: Another Tear Falls (1998)
  • Brian Jones: The Last Decadent (1999)
  • Angels, Divas and Blacklisted Heroes (1999)
  • Caligula: Divine Carnage (2000) (with Stephen Barber)
  • Marc Almond: Adored and Explored (2001)
  • Saint Billie (2002)
  • It Had to Be You: The Poetry of John Wieners (2004)
  • Jean Genet: Born to Lose (2005)
  • Orange Sunshine: The Party That Lasted a Decade (2006)
  • A Stranger On the Earth: The Life and Work of Anna Kavan (2006)

Novels[edit]

  • The Lipstick Boys (1984)
  • Blue Rock (1987)
  • Red Eclipse (1989)
  • Inhabiting Shadows (1990)
  • Isidore: A Novel About the Comte de Lautréamont (1991)
  • When the Whip Comes Down (1992)
  • Diamond Nebula (1994)
  • Chasing Black Rainbows (1994)
  • The Pleasure Chateau (1995)
  • The Sun King: Elvis – the Second Coming (1997)
  • Dorian: A Sequel to the Picture of Dorian Grey (1997)
  • Sister Midnight (1998)
  • The Purple Room (2000)
  • Boy Caesar (2003)
  • The Grid (2008)
  • Here Comes the Nice (2011)[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lachman, Gary (30 July 2006). "Jeremy Reed: A supernova in orange and purple ink". The Independent (London: INM). ISSN 0951-9467. OCLC 185201487. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Marshall, Richard (December 2005). "Dreaming with his eyes open". 3:AM Magazine. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Reed, Jeremy. "The Ginger Light". Jeremy Reed, Poet. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ Oxford University Press. "Jeremy Reed". Oxford Reference (Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English). Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Here Comes the Nice". Publishers Weekly. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Darren Richard Carlaw (21 October 2011). "Here Comes the Nice". New York Journal of Books. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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