"You belong to me Chattanooga": First edition of Ishmaels Reed's book of poems: Chattanooga

  • Chattanooga: Poems by Ishmael Reed.

Chattanooga: Poems by Ishmael Reed.


Item Number: 89107

New Yorkl: Random House, 1973.

First edition of Ishmael Reed’s book of poems. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Original errata slip laid in. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best Wishes, Ishmael Reed April 25, 1974.” In near fine condition.

African American poet, playwright, and publisher Ishmael Reed is best known for his satirical works on American political culture centering on neglected peoples and perspectives. Published in 1973, Chattanooga contains many of his early poems encapsulating his experiences in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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