Friday November 18th 7PM
Kevin Coval Book Release, reading, signing for the book of poems, Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, published by EM Press (www.em-press.com)
KEVIN COVAL has performed on four continents in seven countries at universities, high schools, and conferences, including; The Parliament of the World?s Religions in Capetown, South Africa, The African Hip-Hop Festival: Battle Cry, Poetry Society of London, Yale, Stanford, St. Xavier?s in Bombay, India and four seasons of Russell Simmons HBO Def Poetry Jam, for which he also serves as an artistic consultant.
Coval?s writing has appeared in The Spoken Word Revolution (Source Books), Awakening The Spirit (Skylight Paths), XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reporter, Cross Currents, Crab Orchard Review, Garland Court Review, The Daily Herald, The Courier News, Fly Paper, seen on C-Span and can be heard regularly on WBEZ?s 848 on Chicago Public Radio.
Co-founder of The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival: Louder Than A Bomb, Coval is the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors and a Co-Producer of The Hip-Hop Theater Festival- Chicago.