L-VIS LIVES! LIVE: Kevin Coval Concert & Release Party

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:00pm

3730 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://goo.gl/fZy3q

Wednesday, September 14th
Haymarket Books, Metro & WBEZ Present:
Kevin Coval in Concert
for the Release of L-Vis Lives! Racemusic Poems

with DJ Itch 13
Bboys and Bgirls
Elvis Presley

Please join us for the Chicago launch and release of Kevin Coval's new book L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems, a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture.

Wednesday, Sept 14 at Metro 3730 N. Clark
for tickets and info click here.

for more info about the L-vis Lives!:

High School Students FREE, w/ID at door
$5 GA
$10 Seated
$60 Table, w/admission for 2, 2 copies of L-vis Lives!, custom designed silk screen poster, designated cocktail waitress

All Ages
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

“This book reminds me the if anyone can save this world it will be the artists and poets... Perhaps only through writing as honest and lucid as this, through art as perceptive, can we ever come to terms with our history.”
—Henry Chalfant, producer, Style Wars, and photographer

“This is a relentless book, brave and uncomfortable. Nothing like it has ever been written... L-vis Lives! is a cultural touchstone, a book that will easily move into a space that’s been waiting for much too long.”
—Patricia Smith, author, Blood Dazzler, finalist for the National Book Award

"Kevin Coval brings artistic taboo to the light in his new book L-vis Lives!....he's one of Chicago's most talented writers."

Media sponsorship by WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio

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KEVIN COVAL is the author of ALA “Book of the Year” finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica and Everyday People. He is also the Artistic Director of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival which he co-founded. Coval has performed at hundreds of universities, high schools, synagogues, and theaters in seven countries on four continents. A regular contributor to Chicago Public Radio and a four-time HBO Def Poet, Coval is former poet-in-residence at The Jane Addams’ Hull House Museum and is currently faculty at The School of the Art Institute. He has taught creative writing and spoken-word performance workshops in Chicago high schools for over ten years.

"Kevin Coval is a new, glowing voice in the world of literature. In his voice is our hope for a new world of peace, grace and beauty."
—Studs Terkel

“The new voice of Chicago... brilliant, funny, magnificent and intensely personal.”
—Chicago Tribune

“One of my favorite poets.”
—Mos Def

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If you would like to discuss hosting a reading, performance, workshop, or screening, please contact Jason Farbman.

For media requests, please contact Jim Plank.