Ishmael Reed

Poet, novelist, essayist, Reed was recruited by Judith Moore to write for the Reader.

Articles by Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed describes MLA confab in San Diego

Culture war or hoax?

Last year, professor and poet Lorenzo Thomas of the University of Houston—Downtown informed me that two of my novels, Mumbo Jumbo and Reckless Eyeballing, would be subjects of a panel during the 110th annual convention ...

Quincy Troupe goes west

Can poetry's Big Daddy deliver San Diego?

The Troupes say they didn’t experience a single instance of racism while they searched for a home in La Jolla, which has a reputation for being a sort of white-only uppercrust enclave.