Novels and Critical Links
Japanese By Spring, Atheneum, 1993. 1st.ed
The Terrible Threes, Atheneum, 1989. 1st.ed
Reckless Eyeballing 1987, St. Martin's Press, 1987
Reckless Eyeballing 1986, 1st.ed
The Terrible Twos, Atheneum, 1982, 1st.ed
Flight To Canada, Random House, 1976, 1st.ed
The Last Days Of Louisiana Red, Random House, 1974, 1st.ed
Neo-HooDoo Manifesto, 1972, 1st.ed
Mumbo Jumbo, Doubleday, 1972, 1st. ed
Cab Calloway Stands in for the Moon, 1970
Yellow-Back Radio Broke-Down, Doubleday, 1969, 1st.ed
The Free Lance Pallbearers, Doubleday, 1967, 1st.ed
African-American novelist on speaking tour of Middle East: "Professor Harold Bloom of Yale University designated the novel Mumbo Jumbo one of the 500 important books of the Western canon."
Classroom Issues and Strategies: "His humorous exaggerations and sharp barbs are misunderstood partly because satire and irony are so often misunderstood."
Pitch black: "W. E. B. Du Bois was right when he said that "outsiders" often choose African-American leaders. This can be said of cultural and artistic leaders as well. Those chosen usually represent what their white patrons demand."
Ishmael Reed: Reed writin’ is a Contextual Query: "Reed's narrative technique combines the improvisational qualities of jazz with a documentary impulse to accumulate references and allusions."
Ishmael Reed at Langston Hughes Symposium
I am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra: Modern American Poetry
In Critical Survey of Long Fiction, 1987: "Ishmael Reed may be best known as a satirical novelist, but he is also a respected poet, essayist, and editor." Carl Brucker
Mumbo Jumbo. Typescript with autograph corrections: "Ishmael Reed is one of today's preeminent Afro American literary figures--perhaps the most widely reviewed since Ralph Ellison."
Classroom Issues and Strategies: "Reed's originality is rooted in his experimental forms, so introducing the traditional art forms that Reed distorts often helps readers understand his experiments."
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition: "Experimental forms, innovative style, and radical ideas place him in the forefront of contemporary writers."
Re-visioning History: Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada: "Reed is primarily concerned with reinterpretations of history as a means of understanding and representing black cultural experience"
Ishmael Reed, William Blake, and the '60s According to Shamoon Zamir: " Reed wrote Yeatsian visionary poetry in his earliest days, adding an element of parody which would later be his specialty.
Poetry and Critical Links
19 Necromancers From Now, 1970
Catechism of D Neoamerican Hoodoo Church, 1970
Neo-HooDoo Manifesto, 1972
Conjure: Selected Poems, 1963-1970, University of Massachusetts Press, 1972, 1st.ed
Chattanooga, Random House, 1973, 1st.ed
Yardbird Lives! 1978
A Secretary To The Spirits, Lagos, Nigeria: NOK Publishers, 1978, 1st. ed
New and Collected Poetry,1988, 1st.ed
New & Collected Poems, Atheneum, 1989
Airing Dirty Laundry, 1993
From Totems to Hip-Hop, 2003
Spectrum of Poetic Fire
Ishmael Reed: Online Poems
The Academy of American Poets: Ishmael Reed
INSPIRATION POINT, BERKELEY. By: Reed, Ishmael. New Yorker, 8/29/2005, Vol. 81 Issue 25, p48-48, 1/5p; (AN 18046826)
Dillard University Professor Recipient of National Poetry Prize. Black Issues in Higher Education, 2/24/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p20-20, 2/3p, 1c; (AN 16477239)
Low Coups from Baraka. By: Boyd, Herb. New York Amsterdam News, 1/13/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p48-48, 2/5p, 2bw; (AN 15716725)
From Totems to Hip-Hop in High School. By: Allender, Dale. English Journal, Jan 2005, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p13-14, 2p; (AN 16058640)
From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002 (Book). By: Hoffert, Barbara. Library Journal, 4/15/2004, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p89-89, 1/9p; (AN 12880604)
From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002 (Book). By: Antonucci, Ron. Library Journal, 4/1/2004, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p63-63, 1/9p; (AN 12683606)
From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002. By: Harris, Duriel E.. Black Issues Book Review, May/Jun 2003, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p59-59, 1/3p; (AN 10928894)
From Totems to Hip-Hop (Book). By: Guillory, Daniel L.. Library Journal, 4/1/2003, Vol. 128 Issue 6, p104, 1/6p; (AN 9400865)
Ishmael Reed at Riverside Branch Library. By: McKanic, Arlene. New York Amsterdam News, 10/19/2000, Vol. 91 Issue 42, p38, 1/3p; (AN 3707613)
Well-versed. By: Kinamore, Angela. Essence, May 95, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p288, 3p; (AN 9504244635)
Poetry, drama, comedy audience shows enliven N.Y. By: Baldwin, Duke. New York Amsterdam News, 1/28/95, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p27, 1bw; (AN 9502220657)
Afro-America, the Before Columbus Foundation and the literary multiculturalization of America. By: Lee, A. Robert. Journal of American Studies, Dec94, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p433, 18p; (AN 9501280006)
The artist as prophet, priest and gunslinger. By: Zamir, Shamoon. Callaloo, Fall 94, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1205, 31p; (AN 9501304091)
Forecasts: Paperbacks. By: Kaganoff, P. Publishers Weekly, 1/1/92, Vol. 239 Issue 1, p52, 1/5p; (AN 9201130470)
New and Collected Poems By: Rungren, Lawrence. Library Journal, 11/15/88, Vol. 113 Issue 19, p75, 1/6p; (AN 6540468)
Ishmael Reed, Chattanooga, and the Creative Process. By: McClary, Ben Harris. ANQ, Apr 88, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p63, 3p; (AN 8672663)