JEREMY ROBINSON — MENTORING
Mentoring (or guidance) is for writers who would like help with their projects. It usually takes the form of discussions via email, phone or meetings.
This is for authors who:
• have a book they’ve started but
haven’t been able to finish.
• would like creative feedback, including detailed responses to their work.
• would like advice on formats, genre, or writing for particular audiences.
• have a number of ideas for a project but haven’t developed them beyond the planning stages.
• have a project that they have abandoned but would like to revive.
• have a first draft of a novel they’d like to rewrite.
• prefer to have set deadlines and goals, or to have help in setting their own goals and targets.
• need help with motivation, or managing your time.
• need help with writer’s block or overcoming problems in the work.
• would like to learn new techniques and approaches to their writing.
• would like assistance with particular areas of their work - for example, structure.
• would like help with getting in touch with publishers and agents.
• would like guidance on getting published, self-promotion, and finding markets for their work.
FEEDBACK AND EDITING
This is for authors who:
• have completed a work and require
creative feedback on it.
• have a work that requires editing, including line-by-line, word-by-word copy editing.
• have a piece that needs proofreading.
ADVANTAGES OF MENTORING
• You set the schedule.
• You decide when you want to meet or discuss your work.
• You work exclusively on your own material.
• The schedule can be extended or changed or stopped at any time.
• READING AND FEEDBACK
Up to 50,000 words /$450.00/ £300.00. $75.00/ £50.00 for each additional 10,000 words.
$75.00/ £50.00 per hour email. $75.00/ £50.00 per hour phone. $115.00/ £75.00 per hour face-to-face.
Mentoring can be organized by the hour or as an on-going course.
Copy editing, line editing and proofreading. $75.00/ £50.00 per hour.
JEREMY ROBINSON runs Crescent Moon Publishing. He has written and edited over 350 books, and two literary magazines. He has worked with writers and artists such as Ursula Le Guin, Andrea Dworkin, Jack Zipes, D.J. Enright, Richard Long, Kurt Jackson, Julia Kristeva, Peter Redgrove, Penelope Shuttle, H.W. Fawkner, Jeremy Reed and Wolfgang Iser. His books include studies of Steven Spielberg, Arthur Rimbaud, J.R.R. Tolkien, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Hardy, André Gide and Robert Graves.
‘It’s amazing for me to see my work treated
with such passion and respect. There is nothing resembling it in the U.S.
in relation to my work.’
‘This model monograph - it is an exemplary
job, and I'm very proud that he has accorded me a couple of mentions… The
subject matter of his book is beautifully organised and dead on beam.’
(Lawrence Durrell, on The Light Eternal: A Study of J.M.W. Turner)
‘Jeremy Robinson's poetry is certainly
jammed with ideas, and I find it very interesting for that reason. It's
certainly a strong imprint of his personality.’
‘Sex-Magic-Poetry-Cornwall is a
very rich essay... It is a very good piece… vastly stimulating and insightful.’
WRITING AND RESEARCH
Jeremy Robinson has written many
critical studies. Glorification: Religious Abstraction in Renaissance
and 20th Century Painting is a study of the religious dimension in
art. The exhibition catalogue The Madonna Glorified accompanied
the show in Chatham, Kent, of the abstract painter Karen Arthurs. The
Light Eternal was about England’s greatest painter, J.M.W. Turner;
Douglas Graham, director of the Turner Museum, Colorado, said: ‘in my view
The Light Eternal is among the best work I've read on Turner.’
Jeremy Robinson has written literary monographs on: Shakespeare; Samuel Beckett; Arthur Rimbaud; Thomas Hardy; D.H. Lawrence; André Gide; Robert Graves; Lawrence Durrell; two books on the novelist John Cowper Powys (with a third in preparation); a guide to poetic forms; and a study of poetic landscape in Hardy and Powys (Wessex Revisited). Robinson has written many short monographs on art history, painters and sculptors, such as Mark Rothko; Jasper Johns; Frank Stella; Brice Marden; Maurice Sendak (and children’s illustration); Max Beckmann; Constantin Brancusi; Egon Schiele; Piero della Francesca; Leonardo da Vinci; Giovanni Bellini; Fra Angelico; Early Netherlandish Painting; Vincent van Gogh; Eric Gill; and longer, popular studies of Andy Goldsworthy; Richard Long; and land art.
Other books include: Love and Tragedy: A Study of Thomas Hardy; two mid-length books on Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure;The Passion of D.H. Lawrence; Arthur Rimbaud and the Magic of Poetry; Sacred Gardens: The Garden in Myth, Religion and Art; Peter Redgrove; Andrea Dworkin, the American feminist; and Detonation Britain: Nuclear War in the UK, on British nuclear politics. Robinson’s studies of gender, feminism and cultural studies include medium-length monographs on the French feminists and philosophers Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva; Women in Pop Music; a short book on women’s magazines (‘Cosmo Woman’); a study of erotic art; a book on art, feminism and pornography (WildZones); Media Hell is an in-depth exploration of radio, TV, film, magazines and other media.
A travel book, based on a journal written in Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece and France, was published in 1991 as The Passion of Colours: Travels in Mediterranean Lands. The Dolphin-Boy is an illustrated children’s book (pictures by Jean Kazan). A study of the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky is one of Robinson’s longest books. Robinson has completed a screenplay, Art School, a romantic comedy set in an art college, and is developing further scripts.
Jeremy Robinson has published a number of books of poetry, of which the latest titles are Gorgeous Little Orpheus, Radiance, Love Into Magic, Black Kiss and Walking With Angels. His poems have appeared in magazines throughout Britain, including: Exile, First Time, Doors, Iota, Agog, Purple Patch, The White Rose, Bradford Poetry Quarterly, Ore, Spokes, X-Calibre, Kissing the Sky, Moonshine, Touchwood, Greenleaf, Moonstone, Spiral, The Third Half and Interactions.
Reviews of Jeremy Robinson’s work have appeared in, among others, the Times Literary Supplement, New Welsh Review, Powys Society Newsletter, Otter, Envoi, Times of Crisis, Iron, Spokes, Acumen, Temenos, Sepia, Iota, Dirty Dogs Reviews (US), Understanding, Stride, Ramraid Extraordinaire, Krax, Chapman, Ore, Memes, Super Trooper, Exile and Purple Patch. An essay was featured in the collection Into the Labyrinth: Essays on the Art of Lawrence Durrell, published by UMI Research Press, Michigan.
Jeremy Robinson has completed two novels, Zero Summer and Dragon Country. Robinson has edited a bi-annual collection of new America poetry, a series entitled Pagan America. Robinson launched a new quarterly literary magazine, Passion, in February, 1994.
As a publisher, through Crescent Moon, Robinson is publishing two collections of poems by one of Britain’s best poets, Peter Redgrove (Sex-Magic-Poetry-Cornwall and The Best of Peter Redgrove); two new books by Jeremy Reed; new poetry by D.J. Enright; a series of monographs on painters and sculptors (including Goldsworthy, Long, Rothko, Leonardo, Beckmann, Brancusi, van Gogh, Bellini, Sendak, Johns, Gill, minimal art, Early Netherlandish art, colourfield painting and land art); a series of selected poems by British poets (Spenser, Donne, Shelley, Keats); editions of classic poets ? Dante, Sappho, Rimbaud; a study of the Greek poet C.P. Cavafy, by Matt Crispin; translations of Cavafy by Edmund Keeley; translations by Michael Hamburger of Rainer Maria Rilke and Friedrich Hölderlin; critical studies of Cixous, Kristeva, Irigaray, Dworkin, and Cosmopolitan magazine; Discovering the Goddess by Geoffrey Ashe; and new work by Professor Wolfgang Iser. New projects in development which Robinson is overseeing include books on Walt Disney; Hölderlin; Rilke; Gide; Powys; Hardy; Rimbaud; Novalis; Chatwin; British cinema; art cinema; pop music; punk rock; gardens; fairy tales; a series of critical essays on important writers; and The Art of Andy Goldsworthy.
Jeremy Robinson has edited and introduced a series of books of selected poems by classic poets: William Shakespeare; Sir Thomas Wyatt; Dante; Sappho (forthcoming); Edmund Spenser; Robert Herrick; Percy Bysshe Shelley; John Keats; Henry Vaughan; Thomas Hardy; D.H. Lawrence; Arthur Rimbaud; Emily Dickinson; Emily Brontë; and two books translated by Michael Hamburger (by Rainer Maria Rilke and Friedrich Hölderlin); Robinson has also edited a series of poetry anthologies: of love poetry; nature poetry; English mystical poetry; Metaphysical poetry; Elizabethan love poetry; Elizabeth sonnet cycles; and Romantic poetry.
As a publisher, Robinson has attracted British poets such as Ursula Le Guin, Peter Redgrove, Jeremy Reed, Michael Hamburger, Penelope Shuttle, Elisabeth Bletsoe and D.J. Enright; writers on John Cowper Powys (H.W. Fawkner and Joe Boulter); and writers such as Andrea Dworkin; Julia Kristeva; Wolfgang Iser; Geoffrey Ashe; Roland Blythe; and Edwin Mullins.
Jeremy Robinson’s research in media, feminism,
cinema and cultural theory areas includes the following: Hollywood and
the global entertainment industry; the ‘New Hollywood’ cinema; American
auteurs such as Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Kubrick and Scorsese; blockbuster
films; film industry economics; sci-fi and horror cinema; European art
cinema (Godard, Bergman, Bertolucci, Verhoeven, etc); postwar British cinema
(including research on Powell, Jarman, Greenaway, Russell); religious cinema;
‘heritage’ cinema; comedy in cinema; censorship and regulation in cinema;
pornography and erotic cinema; and a lengthy study of the Walt Disney corporation.
Literary and critical research includes projects on: Arthur Rimbaud; Friedrich Hölderlin; Rainer Maria Rilke; Novalis; John Cowper Powys; Bruce Chatwin; D.H. Lawrence and Lady Chatterley’s Lover; William Shakespeare (including the Sonnets); Francesco Petrarch, Dante Alighieri, troubadour and mediæval poetry; fairy tales; and Renaissance drama.
Music projects include a study of rock supergroups; a book on punk and post-punk music; and contemporary dance and pop. Art history research includes: the history of gardens; Barnett Newman; colourfield and post-painterly abstraction; Minimal art; installation art; expanded editions of the monographs on Eric Gill; Max Beckmann; Frank Stella; Mark Rothko; and Egon Schiele.
‘I find his poems very powerful, passionate
and extremely clever… I am sure they will attract a very wide audience.’
(The White Rose magazine)
‘Statues - it's an interesting book… a very impressive achievement. ‘
‘His poetry is very good deep moving stuff.
(Cloud Nine magazine)
He lives dangerously ? I like the attempt at erotic excitement and the 'over-the-top' quality of his writing.
(Bradford Poetry Quarterly magazine)
‘I enjoyed my read enormously: you manage to sustain a wonderfully manic pace right the way through the book.
(Simon A. Scott, Harrap)
‘Solstice’ had an effortless, even sensuous grace about it, and it mixed verbal images in a manner which conjured up a multitude of archetypal, mythical and even historico-cultural visuals and emotions ? which was all the more striking because of the relative brevity of that poem.
(Spiral magazine, Glastonbury)
'…at times his poetry here achieves a sense of declamatory mysticism which I very much like and which is different from most of the poetry being written.'
(Iron magazine, Newcastle)
'I find his work distinctly different.'
(Z magazine, Isle of Man)
'In my view The Light Eternal is among the very best of all the material I read on Turner.'
(Douglas Graham, director of the Turner Museum, Denver, Colorado)
'Robinson’s enthusiasm is winning, and his perceptive readings are supported by a very useful bibliography.'
'Sex-Magic-Poetry-Cornwall: A Flood of Poems is an excellent selection of poetry and an extensive essay on the themes and theories of this unusual poet by Jeremy Robinson. Redgrove is unusual in that his poetry ranges outside of himself and connects not just with nature and its mysteries but with other people, particularly women. All those who get irritated by the self-centred tenor of most poetry check this out.'
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