Individual Author Record
Name: Kevin CovalPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionCoval lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationKevin Coval is a poet and community builder. As the artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, and professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago―where he teaches hip-hop aesthetics―he's mentored thousands of young writers, artists and musicians. He is the author and editor of ten books, including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and Schtick, and co-author of the play, This is Modern Art. His work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, The Drunken Boat, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Fake Shore Drive, Huffington Post, and four seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam.
*''A People's History of Chicago'', Haymarket Books, 2017 *''Everyday People'', EM Press, 2008 *''L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems'', Haymarket Books, 2011 *''Schtick'', Haymarket Books, 2013 *''Slingshots '', EM Press, 2005 *"Everything Must Go," Haymarket Books, 2019