A People's History of Chicago at Curbside @ Curbside Books & Records, Chicago [7 December]

A People's History of Chicago at Curbside


510
07
December
19:00 - 20:30

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Curbside Books & Records
125 S Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Named «Best Chicago Poet» by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.

Known variously as «the Windy City,» «the City of Big Shoulders,» or «Chi-Raq,» Chicago is one of the most widely celebrated, routinely demonized, and thoroughly contested cities in the world.

Chicago is the city of Gwendolyn Brooks and Chief Keef, Al Capone, and Richard Wright, Lucy Parsons and Nelson Algren, Harold Washington and Studs Terkel. It is the city of Fred Hampton, House Music, and the Haymarket Martyrs. Writing in the tradition of Howard Zinn, Kevin Coval’s A People’s History of Chicago celebrates the history of this great American city from the perspective of those on the margins, whose stories often go untold. These seventy-seven poems (for the city’s seventy-seven neighborhoods) honor the everyday lives and enduring resistance of the city’s workers, poor people, and people of color, whose cultural and political revolutions continue to shape the social landscape.

Kevin Coval is the poet/author/editor of seven books including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and the play, This Is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin. Founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The Chicago Tribune has named him «the voice of the new Chicago» and the Boston Globe calls him «the city’s unofficial poet laureate.»
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