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Author, HBO Def Poet Kevin Coval speaks at Michigan City Library

He wore a red, pleather Michael Jackson “Thriller” jacket to his first day of fourth grade. He had his first attempt at rapping for an audience in middle school, while promoting his best friend for student government. 69 more words

Can We Have Poetic Movements Anymore?

I was talking to one of the cashiers in the Emerson bookstore about how movements in poetry have pretty much stopped after the Beats brought us to free verse. 525 more words

Back Talk

Big art questions: What is art and who gets to make it?

My review of This Is Modern Art, the new Steppenwolf for Young Adults play, went live on Gapers Block Monday night, soon after the scathing reviews by the two daily newspaper critics had been posted or published. 668 more words


Kevin Coval, Kush Thompson and Louder Than a Bomb

Rick Kogan sits down and chats with Kevin Coval and Kush Thompson about Young Chicago Authors, Louder Than a Bomb, and the importance of poetry as an outlet for Chicago youth. 9 more words

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Tick Tick BOOM: An Inside Look At The Explosion That Is Our Youth and Their Words.

Below is the review I wrote for the Jason Taylor Foundation of their 2nd annual Omari Hardwick BluApple Poetry and Leadership Conference held on Feb 8,2014. 507 more words

Written Influence

Music Video: "Chicago" The O'My's ft. Kevin Coval

The O’My’s Band has always produced beautiful sounds that represent each member in someway shape of form.  However, this new joint “Chicago” is more than just a sound for the masses; it’s an ode to Chicago and all of it’s wonderful qualities. 47 more words