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Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed

Reed, Ishmael
Title: Ishmael Reed
Reading Date: Wednesday, March 29, 1989

Introduction-1607

Description:

by Lois Shelton

"Betty's Ball Blues"-1608

Description:

Includes a recorded musical version of the poem performed by Taj Mahal.


Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Conjure. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1972.

Excerpt from the novel The Terrible Threes-1609

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. The Terrible Threes. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1999.

"The Pope Replies to the Ayatollah Khomeini"-1610

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

"Queen's Response to Michael Fagan"-1611

Description:

Unpublished.

"Mr. First Lady"-1612

Description:

Unpublished.

"Judas"-1613

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

"Dialog Outside the Lakeside Grocery"-1614

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

"Sixth Street Corporate War"-1615

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Reed, Ishmael. A Secretary to the Spirits. New York: NOK Publishers, 1978.

"Foolology"-1616

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. A Secretary to the Spirits. New York: NOK Publishers, 1978.

"The Author Reflects On His 35th Birthday"-1617

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Chattanooga. New York: Random House, 1973.

"Slaveship, German Model"-1618

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

"The Middle Class Blues"-1619

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

"0.5"-1620

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Chattanooga. New York: Random House, 1973.

"Life is a Screwball Comedy"-1621

Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

"I'm Running for the Office of Love"-1622

Description:

Includes a recorded musical version of the poem performed by Allen Toussaint with Clare Bathe.


Annotation:

Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

Reading Date: Wednesday, March 29, 1989
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Ishmael Reed performs poems from his extensive body of work, including several unpublished poems. He remarks that his reading will "start out with a song and end with a song"--that is, with his poems "Betty's Ball Blues" and "I'm Running for the Office of Love" as set to music by Taj Mahal and Allen Toussaint.

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