Interactive reading by BreakBeat Poets editor Kevin Coval

  • 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," April 9, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

    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," April 9, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Courtesy of Arlington Heights Memorial Library

 
Submitted by Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Updated 3/31/2017 7:06 AM

"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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