Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

John Berryman with Jack Ryan, owner of the Beggars Bush public house, c.1966/1967
100 years of John Berryman
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  • October 11, 2014, 01:00

Born in Oklahoma in 1914, John Berryman was one of the most original American poets of his generation. In the decade before he took his own life, in 1(...)

Lou Reed, who has died aged 71, was a singer-songwriter and guitarist whose work with the Velvet Underground in the 1960s had a major influence on generations of rock musicians.

Lou Reed, who has died aged 71, was a singer-songwriter and guitarist whose work with the Velvet Underground in the 1960s had a major influence on gen(...)

Lou Reed performing during Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series  in New York, in  2010. Reed, best known for his work with The Velvet Underground and for songs including Perfect Day and Walk on the Wild Side, died on Sunday aged 71. Photograph: Chad Batka/The New York Times

Lou Reed, one of rock music’s most influential alternative music figures, died yesterday at the age of 71. The cause of death has not yet been release(...)