Saturday, 23 May 2020

Seeking Lez Reid

Leslie Trevor Reid (1964 - 1991) - known as Lez - was a poet, singer, filmmaker and artist from Oxford. He lived most of his life in Oxford but spent several months in Columbus, Ohio and briefly took classes at Ohio State University.



When Lez died suddenly in 1991 he had just joined a band and music was his focus. But he was a gifted poet who had been active in Oxford scene and Bloomin'Arts for a number of years.



From 1987 until his tragic death in 1991 Lez had collaborated on several projects with Bridget Khursheed of p&g including performance poetry, video and crunch band PPP. His last unpublished collection was called Poems from the Housebuilder making reference to Lez' years as a bricklayer often working with his father.



p&g has been trying to locate his two sons Joseph and Duncan for several years to share a poetry collection and artwork - you can see our previous calls in http://www.poetandgeek.net/2014/08/poetic-inheritance-in-marks-and-spencer.html and http://www.poetandgeek.net/2014/08/searching-for-sons-of-poet-leslie-reid.html

What we have previously not revealed is that Lez and Bridget also made a film Celtic Pagans in Columbus. This has previously only ever been launched at a curated event in Columbus itself in 1990. We are seeking some help to get this restored and made available. After 30 years, it's time.



Please help in any way you can.

not really missed at all
I am a million fragments of light
and yet, I have only perceived a fragment of myself

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