UA Poetry Center
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Ishmael Reed performs poems from his extensive body of work, including several unpublished poems.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.
"I'm Running for the Office of Love"
Includes a recorded musical version of the poem performed by Allen Toussaint with Clare Bathe.
Reed, Ishmael. Points of View. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.