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'When I Die I Will Go To Jazz' Installed at SFJAZZ

Last week, SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Ishmael Reed's poem "When I Die I Will Go To Jazz" was installed on the north gate of Raise Up Off Me Alley (named to honor jazz legend Hampton Hawes) at the SFJAZZ Center.  http://sfjazz.blogspot.com/2013/11/when-i-die-i-will-go-to-jazz-ishmael.html

"Do Book Awards Matter?"

Ishmael Reed writes for the Wall Street Journal on the question of awarding literature. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/11/23/do-book-awards-matter/

New Audio Releases

Ishmael Reed's novels THE TERRIBLE TWOS, THE TERRIBLE THREES and JUICE! are now available as audio book downloads at Amazon.

Confessions of a Neighborhood Watch Captain

Ishmael Reed writes for The Wall Street Journal on the recent murder acquittal of former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, and his own time serving as a neighborhood watch captain.http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-287312/

Marin Voice: In Quest of the Massachusetts 54th

An article by Noah Griffin references his heated exchange with the late Shelby Foote -- an exchange detailed in Ishmael Reed's MIXING IT UP. http://www.marinij.com/opinion/ci_23666041/marin-voice-quest-massachusetts-54th

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