Praise and Poems
Jeremy Reed’s talent is almost extraterrestrial in its brilliance. He is Rimbaud reconfigured as the Man who fell to Earth… Imagining the future is difficult enough, but Reed has tackled an even harder task, imagining the present. …This visionary present is Jeremy’s true domain. No other poet (and very few novelists) has so accurately conveyed the essence of what it is to be alive today and in full command of a free and active imagination.
The most talented poet of his generation
A remarkable lyric gift
Reed’s poetry is full of rich and careful writing, dense with pleasure in the world and wakens us to its beautiful surprises
…the most prolific and consistently excellent poet currently working in Britain.
Steve Spence, Stride
Reed’s poetic development, when addressed, will be fascinating. Already lauded by Kathleen Raine, David Gascoyne and Seamus Heaney, among others, Reed’s latest volumes have confirmed an extraordinary dovetailing of themes from the 1970s and 1980s with more recent work.
Simon Jenner, Angel Exhaust (quoted in Conductors of Chaos)