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Everything Must Go

Award-winning poet Kevin Coval and graphic artist Langston Allston bare witness to the effects of gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood.

Award-winning poet Kevin Coval and graphic artist Langston Allston bare witness to the effects of gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood.

Reviews
  • "Kevin Coval has given us a gift, a collection of heartfelt, piercing poems, stories really, about America’s city."
    Alex Kotlowitz author of There Are No Children Here

    "This vibrant, dynamic collection of vignettes exposes the naked truth of our fair city."
    Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teacher's Union

    "The spine of this book of the People's History of Chicago is the people's resistance and struggle for justice and a fair shake. Coval is in the Chicago Tradition – fire, earth, and endless blues."
    Angela Jackson, author of Where I Must Go

Other books by Kevin Coval

  • Milwaukee Avenue

    “Milwaukee Avenue” is Kevin Coval's longest single poem, inspired by Frank O'Hara's “Second Avenue.” It wrestles with what...
  • 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.