Poetry Reading: A People's History of Chicago

Join us for a free poetry reading featuring Kevin Coval and friends.

Britteney Black Rose Kapri

Eva Lewis

Selah Amoaku

Ally Baron 

Kevin Coval is a poet and community builder. As the artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, and professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago—where he teaches hip-hop aesthetics—he’s mentored thousands of young writers, artists, and musicians.

He is the author and editor of 10 books, including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and Schtick, and co-author of the play, This is Modern Art. His work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Drunken Boat, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Fake Shore Drive, Huffington Post, and four seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Coval’s forthcoming collection, A People's History of Chicago dropped in April 2017 on Haymarket Books.


Event date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
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A People's History of Chicago Cover Image
By Kevin Coval, Chancellor Bennett (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781608466719
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Published: Haymarket Books - March 28th, 2017