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Description: "Critics' Pick!" - Time Out Chicago
Kevin Coval Presents Shtick: these are the poems, people. A Poetry Reading by Kevin Coval with special guests to celebrate the release of his new book Schtick: these are the poems, people. Kevin Coval is the author of numerous poetry collections and chapbooks, including the American Library Association Book-of-the-Year finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica and most recently, L-vis Lives! Racemusic Poems, described as a "stunning, and very personal, piece of literary work that should be required reading in every high school in America" by Impose magazine.
In his early twenties, Coval founded "Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival," now one of the largest youth gatherings on the planet, recently the subject of an award-winning documentary of the same name. Coval currently serves as Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, the non-profit home of Louder Than a Bomb, and numerous other youth writing and hip hop programs.
90 minutes no intermision. FREE event!