Kevin Coval

September 26th, 2013

kc14 Join Chef Jared Wentworth of Longman & Eagle, Bears General Manager Phil Emery, Louder than a Bomb founder and spoken word artist Kevin Coval, and singer/diva Lynne Jordan for The Dinner Party on 10/21 at City Winery Chicago.  Get tickets here for the show: PLUS, a pre-Dinner Party reception with artist Beth Emery, and Bears tight end AND artist Martellus Bennet, along with Phil Emery.  Get tickets here for the reception!

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” byImpose 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. He is a native of Chicago and teaches at the School of the Art Institute and is a frequent contributor to WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio. His next work is Schtick: Jewish Assimilation and Its Discontents, forthcoming from Haymarket Books in April 2013.

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