Stan Sanvel Rubin & Kenneth Robert Venick
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In an interview recorded on May 1, 1974, Ishmael Reed discusses neo-hoodooism and reads from his novel Mumbo-Jumbo. He describes growing up in Chattanooga and Buffalo and why he left New York City. He reads his poems "The Author Reflects on His 35th Birthday" and "Beware: Do Not Read this Poem."
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Reed, Ishmael; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; and Venick, Kenneth Robert, "Ishmael Reed: 05-01-1974" (1974). Writers Forum Videos. Video 39.