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Poetry with Jeremy Reed - Tuesday 7th October

  • The Society Club 12 Ingestre Pl London, W1F 0JF United Kingdom (map)

Jeremy Reed, who has published over 40 books of award-winning poetry, fiction and non-fiction, will read from his new collection of poetry, Sooner or Later Frank, in a very special evening at The Society Club.

Sooner or Later Frank finds Jeremy Reed optimising his London quarter of Soho and the West End, its outlaws, opportune strangers and rogue mavericks condensed into poems coloured by an imagery that pushes pioneering edges towards final frontiers. Right on the big city moment, and with an eye for arresting acute visual detail, Reed makes the capital into personal affairs. His characteristic love of glamour, rock music, seasonal step-changes, and a Ballardian preoccupation with the visionary render this new PBS Recommendation, in John Ashbery's words on Reed's recent work, 'a dazzling tour de force.'

'For JG Ballard, Jeremy Reed was the only contemporary writer worth reading, and now more than ever, his writing (like Ballard's) interrogates the present moment, its sensations, obsessions and experiences, in uniquely subversive and astonishing ways that instantly annul mainstream writing and show that only the extremes and peripheries of imagination and action are the sites of visual creative work. Sooner or Later Frank is a fabulous, profound exploration' - Stephen Barber.

Amongst Reed's recent books are Piccadilly Bongo, Nothing But A Star, Altered Balance, and his new collection of poetry, Sooner or Later Frank. This autumn sees the publication of Waiting For The Man, the Life and Work of Lou Reed (Omnibus Press), and The Dilly, A Secret History of Piccadilly Rent Boys (Peter Owen). He lives in London and performs solo and with The Ginger Light.