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Milwaukee Avenue
“Milwaukee Avenue” is Kevin Coval's longest single poem, inspired by Frank O'Hara's “Second Avenue.” It wrestles with what is & what's been removed from one of Chicago's most storied streets. A 12-panel fold-out fully illustrated poem, Milwaukee Avenue is a preview of a larger collaboration between Coval & illustrator Langston Allston, whose graphic novel everything must go will release in the fall of 2019.

Other books by Kevin Coval

  • Human Highlight

    Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin pay poetic homage to slam dunk virtuoso Dominique Wilkins, and creativity & improvisation in the game of basketball.
  • A People's History of Chicago

    Named "Best Chicago Poet" by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history.
  • This Is Modern Art

    A glimpse into the lives of anonymous graffiti artists that asks us to question the true purpose of art.
  • 1989, The Number

    For hip-hop heads 89 was the peak of the Golden Era and the Crack Epidemic.
  • The BreakBeat Poets

    Edited by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, et al.
    A first-of-its-kind anthology of hip-hop poetica written for and by the people.
  • Schtick

    Poet Kevin Coval offers both tragedy and comedy in this stirring exposition on the Jewish American cultural experience.
  • L-vis Lives!

    L-vis Lives! in this poetic novella on the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture.