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Kevin Coval

October 19, Copley Square and October 20, Dudley Square
Kevin Coval is an award-winning poet and activist from Chicago known for his unique blend of personal experience and calls to action. He is the artistic director of Young Chicago Authors and the cofounder of Louder than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival, now one of the nation’s largest youth poetry slams. Coval is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post and WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio and works as an editor at BreakBeat Publishing, an imprint of Haymarket Books dedicated to publishing radically fresh voices. His latest book is Everything Must Go, an illustrated collection of poems in the spirit of a graphic novel that he collaborated on with illustrator Langston Allston.