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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


Kevin Coval (3/11/17)

As the artistic director Young Chicago Authors and one of the founders of Louder Than A Bomb, the largest youth poetry slam tournament in the world, our guest for today’s show has helped mentor a who’s who of Chicago’s top artists including Chance The Rapper, Noname, Mick Jenkins, Malcolm London, and Jamila Woods, Kevin Coval is one the architect’s behind Chicago’s current cultural renaissance. 56 more words


Amy Guth Full Show 3/4 | Cole Lavalais, Kevin Coval, Idris Goodwin, The Neo Futurists & celebrating Chicago's 180th birthday

In honor of Chicago’s 180th birthday, Amy Guth welcomes a group of guests that are celebrating Chicago in their work.

Author Cole Lavalais recently founded the… 186 more words

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Read The Forward Chance The Rapper Wrote for Kevin Coval's New Book of Poetry "The People's History of Chicago"


Author Kevin Coval is weeks away from the release of his new book of poetry, titled “The People’s History of Chicago”, and Coval has recruited the talents of Chicago’s own, Chance The Rapper, to write a very special forward for the piece. 967 more words


Meet Chicago Youth Poet Laureate E'mon Lauren

Chicago Youth Poet Laureate E’mon Lauren joins Justin to talk about what it means to be the Chicago Youth Poet Laureate, when she was first introduced to poetry, when she decided to follow this path, the personal nature of her work, how she uses poetry to deal with serious issues in her life, where the emotion in her poetry comes from, learning to be a performer, the influence that Young Chicago Authors had on her life, continuing to look for motivation, her forthcoming book, “Commando” and being an ambassador for Chicago. 44 more words

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Chicago artist you should know: Jamila Woods

Singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods joins Justin to talk about her career, growing up in Beverly, being part of Young Chicago Authors, her critically acclaimed new record, “Heavn,” collaborating with other artists, being the first singer-songwriter on her label, forcing herself to get our of her comfort zone, taking on serious issues, the Chicago music community, the importance of Gallery 37 and cultivating the arts in CPS, what she learned during the process of making this record, what she finds inspiring and what she plans to do next. 29 more words

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