Posts tagged "Kevin Coval"

Chicago poet speaks out about Occupy protests

Chicago poet speaks out about Occupy protests
I have to admit I was nervous to sit down with Kevin Coval. I mean, the guy’s a hip-hop poet, a four-time HBO Def poet and co-founder of the Louder than a Bomb teen poetry slam. Coval makes poetry cool, cutting-edge even. He’s one of Mos Def’s favorite poets. By contrast, I am a nerdy... Read more »

Kevin Coval's 99 percent-er anthem

Kevin Coval's 99 percent-er anthem
We recently sat down and spoke with Kevin Coval, Chicago poet and author of the new book on race and art, L-vis Lives. Here’s his newest piece, a reflection on the Occupy protests–99 percent-er anthem. we, the 99% have known for too long its time for a new dream the signs explain it all. hand-written... Read more »