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A People's History of Chicago (Coval)

It takes a certain amount of audacity to select the title Coval did, but based on his poetry at least, Coval seems anything but shy. His poems, which range from before 1492 to March of 2017, hit some known highlights of Chicago’s history as well as some less commonly known people and events. 79 more words


Kevin Coval Answers Weird Questions

Welcome to the second edition of Writers Answer Weird Questions, a new podcast at the Chicago Review of Books. Each episode, I meet up with a writer at an independent bookstore in Chicago to talk about their book — and ask a bunch of weird questions. 263 more words


A People's History of Chicago

Chicago poet Kevin Coval came to a luncheon of forty older adults in the Gold Coast to read from his new book, A People’s History of Chicago. 484 more words


Retelling Chicago's Forgotten Stories

If you’re old and hip enough, you might remember Kevin Coval from Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam on HBO. If you’re just now tuning in, you might know him as a mentor to Chancelor Bennett (a.k.a. 1,453 more words


Register for the Northwestern University Writers Conference

Conference registration is now open! The full schedule and bios can be found here. Facebook users can find the Facebook page here. Interested parties can register online and take advantage of early registration rates through July 21. 279 more words


In the Frunchroom: Kevin Coval

If you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re pulling out all the stops* for our 2nd anniversary with a two-night event. But as with all other nights, we’re telling stories about the South Side that have something to say about all of Chicago. 335 more words


Kevin Coval, Chicago & the Poet-Rapper Connection

For this first poet profile of National Poetry Month, I’ll be boosting awareness of someone close to home, Kevin Coval and his latest poetry book, … 584 more words