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Politics, poetry and art highlighted at Black Arts Movement conference in Merced

Black History Month came to a close in dynamic fashion over the weekend in Merced, as poets, musicians, artists and activists convened a three-day conference titled "The Black Arts Movement and Its Influences: 50 Years On." Ishmael Reed delivered the keynote speech. http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/03/02/3525620/politics-poetry-and-art-...

'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.

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