This Sunday, October 2, 2016, poet, playwright, essayist and novelist, Ishmael Reed returns to New Day Jazz in the 5 o’clock hour. Real jazz, real talk, where every month is Black History Month. New Day Jazz broadcasts every Sunday, 3-6 p.m. Pacific time at KDVS.
McMillan names Ishmael Reed, author and founder of Before Columbus Foundation, among writers she admires most:
Three members of the Rutgers University–Newark community have won the prestigious 2016 American Book Award. Professor John Keene and Assistant Professor Lyra Monteiro, along with alumnus Nick Turse, received news of the prize this week. http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/news/ru-n-faculty-and-alumni-win-prestigous-2016-american-book-award
Excerpt: “We are proud to honor the work of John Keene, whom we regard as among the most innovative and exciting writers in America today. The richness and fertility of his imagination coupled with the elegance of his prose produce a unique literary experience. In addition, we consider Lyra Montiero’s critical perspectives to be both vital and courageous. Her rigorous, inventive, and powerfully deciphering analysis of ‘Hamilton,’ the musical, was a much-needed antidote to the toxic commercial hyperbole. Finally, Nick Turse’s efforts to expose secret U.S. military operations in Africa should be regarded as heroic. At BCF, we consider Turse to be in the tradition of the greatest journalists, penetrating the subterfuge and excavating information and perspectives otherwise missing or ignored.”