Flight to Canada



  • The Freelance Pallbearers, 1967
  • Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, 1969
  • Mumbo Jumbo, 1972
  • The Last Days of Louisiana Red, 1974
  • Flight to Canada, 1976
  • The Terrible Twos, 1982
  • Reckless Eyeballing, 1986
  • The Terrible Threes, 1989
  • Japanese by Spring, 1993
  • Juice!, 2011

Poetry, plays, songs and non-fiction

  • catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church, 1969
  • 19 Necromancers From Now, 1970
  • Cab Calloway Stands in for the Moon or D Hexorcism of Noxon D Awful, 1970
  • Neo-HooDoo Manifesto, 1972
  • Conjure: Selected Poems, 1963–1970, 1972
  • Chattanooga: Poems, 1973
  • Califia: The California Poetry, 1978
  • Yardbird Lives!, 1978
  • A Secretary to the Spirits, illustrated by Betye Saar, 1978
  • Shrovetide in Old New Orleans: Essays, 1978
  • God Made Alaska for the Indians: Selected Essays, 1982
  • New and Collected Poetry, 1988
  • Writing is Fighting: Thirty-Seven Years of Boxing on Paper, 1988
  • The Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology, Selections from the American Book Awards 1980–1990, 1991
  • Airing Dirty Laundry, 1993
  • Conversations with Ishmael Reed (Bruce Dick and Amritjit Singh, eds), 1995
  • Oakland Rhapsody, The Secret Soul Of An American Downtown, with photographs by Richard Nagler, 1995
  • The HarperCollins Literary Mosaic Series, General Editor of four anthologies edited by Gerald Vizenor, Shawn Wong, Nicolas Kanellos and Al Young, 1995–96
  • MultiAmerica, Essays on Cultural Wars and Cultural Peace, 1997
  • Gethsemane Park, libretto; Carman Moore, composer (premiere, Berkeley Black Repertory Theater, 1998)
  • The Reed Reader, 2000
  • Blues City: A Walk in Oakland, 2003
  • Another Day at the Front, Dispatches from the Race War, 2003
  • From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900–2001, 2003
  • New and Collected Poems, 1964-2006, 2006 (hardcover); New and Collected Poems, 1964-2007, 2007 (paperback)
  • Mixing It Up: Taking on the Media Bullies and Other Reflections, 2008
  • POWWOW, 63 Writers Address the Fault Lines in the American Experience, short fiction anthology edited with Carla Blank, 2009
  • Ishmael Reed, THE PLAYS, including Mother Hubbard, Savage Wilds, Hubba City, The Preacher and the Rapper, The C Above C Above High C, and Body Parts, 2009
  • Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the “Nigger Breakers”, 2010
  • Going Too Far: Essays About America's Nervous Breakdown, 2012
  • The Complete Muhammad Ali, non-fiction, Baraka Books, July, 2015
  • The Final Version, a play, premiered at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in December, 2013


Kip Hanrahan has released three albums featuring lyrics by Reed

  • Conjure: Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed (American Clave, 1985)
  • Conjure: Cab Calloway Stands in for the Moon (American Clave, 1985)
  • Conjure: Bad Mouth (American Clave, 2005)

David Murray has released several albums featuring lyrics by Reed

  • Sacred Ground (Justin Time, 2007) - "Sacred Ground" and "The Prophet of Doom" sung by Cassandra Wilson
  • The Devil Tried to Kill Me (Justin Time, 2009) - "The Devil Tried to Kill Me" sung by Sista Kee and "Africa" sung by Taj Mahal
  • Be My Monster Love (Motéma, 2013) - "Be My Monster Love"sung by Macy Gray and "Army of the Faithful (Joyful Noise)" & "Hope Is a Thing with Feathers" sung by Gregory Porter

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