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  • Electric Arches

    Original meditations on race, gender, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up, from a distinctive new voice.
  • The Whiskey of our Discontent

    Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
  • My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

    Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.
  • 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.
  • Inauguration

    Inauguration is a collection of ten poems written in reaction to the onset of the Trump era.
  • 1989, The Number

    For hip-hop heads 89 was the peak of the Golden Era and the Crack Epidemic.
  • Before the Next Bomb Drops

    Before the Next Bomb Drops explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine and US militarism through a poetic lens.
  • 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.
  • More than an Athlete

    In this, his first collection of poems, Etan Thomas defies the stereotype of the a-political athlete.
  • Bury My Clothes

    A stirring meditation on violence, race, and the place in art at which they intersect, by poet Roger Bonair-Agard.
  • Schtick

    Poet Kevin Coval offers both tragedy and comedy in this stirring exposition on the Jewish American cultural experience.
  • Voices of the Future

    NBA star Etan Thomas helps give voice to the poetic and socially conscious ideas of young people.
  • L-vis Lives!

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

    Edited by Lee Sustar
    A vital original collection of the interviews, poetry, and essays of the much-loved anti-apartheid leader.