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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; First Edition edition (15 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752851594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752851594
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,095,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeremy Reed is a Jersey-born writer, poet and prose stylist. Reed has published 50 major works in 25 years. He has written more than two dozen books of poetry, 12 novels, and several volumes of literary and music criticism. He has also published translations of Montale, Cocteau, Nasrallah, Adonis, Bogary and Hölderlin. His own work has been translated abroad in numerous editions and more than a dozen languages. He has received awards from the National Poetry, Somerset Maugham, Eric Gregory, Ingram Merrill, and Royal Literary Funds. He has also won the Poetry Society's European Translation Prize.

Reed began publishing poems in magazines and small publications in the 1970s. His influences include Rimbaud, Artaud, Jean Genet, J.G. Ballard, David Bowie and Iain Sinclair. Reed has a long history of publication with Creation Books, Enitharmon and Peter Owen, however his Selected Poems is published by Penguin Books. His latest novel to be published is Here Comes the Nice.

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

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'Clear-eyed, clever, coolly boho, it's also deeply touching.' -- The Times, 31 July 2002

'In side-splitting no-holds barred lines, Reed delves into many of the myths surrounding the rhinestoned gladiator… destined to become a cult classic.' -- Daily Mirror, 10 August 2002

'Jeremy Reed's new and extraordinary epic sequence of poems about Elvis liberates the star from a mausoleum of camp Americana.' -- Independent on Sunday, 11 August 2002

'Pick of the commemorative crop is the chunky volume of verse by Jeremy Reed: British poetry's glam, spangly and shape-shifting answer to David Bowie.' -- Independent Magazine, 10 August 2002

About the Author

Jeremy Reed is widely regarded as one of Britain's most gifted poets. He is the author of numerous accredited works and has been awarded with several prizes, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Poetry Society European Prize, the Ingram-Merrill Foundation Award and the Eric Gregory Award.

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