Interactive reading by BreakBeat Poets editor Kevin Coval

"The BreakBeat Poets" is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation. It is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who've never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by dead white dudes who got lost in a forest, and for poetry heads. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for.

Kevin Coval, an editor of the anthology and founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, will perform an interactive reading from "The BreakBeat Poets," discussing the anthology's genesis, impact and the role of BreakBeat poetics in contemporary literature at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, in the library's second floor Marketplace.

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