The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop

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Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The BreakBeat Poets is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation. It is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who've never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by dead white dudes who got lost in a forest, and for poetry heads. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for. Kevin Coval, an editor of the anthology and founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, will perform an interactive reading from The BreakBeat Poets, discussing the anthology’s genesis, impact, and the role of BreakBeat poetics in contemporary literature. DROP-IN

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Kevin Coval
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