Kevin Coval

Kevin Coval is the poet/author/editor of seven books including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and the play, This is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin. Founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at The University of Illinois-Chicago, is a 4x HBO Def Poet and has written for a wide variety of publications including CNN & Fake Shore Drive. The Chicago Tribune has called him "the voice of the new Chicago" and the Boston Globe says he's "the city's unofficial poet laureate."

Plays by Kevin Coval

  • This Is Modern Art
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      Awards

      The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' New Voices, New Visions Conference selection, 2015