Kevin CovalSeptember 26th, 2013
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:http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/fear-no-art-presents-the-dinner-party-10-21.html 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! http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/vip-reception-fear-no-art-presents-the-dinner-party-10-21.html
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.