Jeremy Reed

West End Survival Kit (2009)


He is well known as an inimitably spectacular reader and performer of his work, and collaborates currently with the musician Itchy Ear under the name of The Ginger Light. Jeremy Reed lives in London with cats, and is currently writing a successor to The Life of John Stephen King of Carnaby Street called Mod Male.

Jeremy Reed’s recent books include an epic poem on Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel (Orion 2002), a book-length poem on 1960s rock culture Orange Sunshine (SAF 2006), the collections Duck and Sally Inside (Enitharmon 2004) and This Is How You Disappear (Enitharmon 2007), a novel about Christopher Marlowe The Grid (Peter Owen 2008), and his biography of the heroin addicted novelist Anna Kavan A Stranger On Earth (Peter Owen 2006).

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Stride review ‘In Control’ by Steve Spence, 2009

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Praise and Poems

Jeremy Reed is British poetry’s glam, spangly, shape-shifting answer to David Bowie.
The Independent

Jeremy Reed is a legend. What more can you fucking ask?
Pete Doherty

Jeremy Reed’s talent is almost extraterrestrial in its brilliance. He is Rimbaud reconfigured as the Man who fell to Earth, a visitor from deep space powered by the most exotic fuels the imagination has ever devised.
J.G. Ballard

When Patti Smith meets Rimbaud at Graceland, the result is Jeremy Reed’s Heartbreak Hotel.
Edmund White

One of the most original virtuoso voices to be heard in our poetry of the fin de siecle.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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