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Friday, July 3 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
The politics of hip hop

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Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop edited by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall

Speakers
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Kevin Coval

Kevin Coval is the author of Schtick described by The Chicago Tribune as “a sensational collection, alternately heartfelt, humorous and provocatively political.” His other books include L-vis Lives: Racemusic Poems, Everyday People and the American Library Association Book of the Year Finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica. Coval is the founder of Louder Than a Bomb Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and teaches at the School of the Art... Read More →
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Quraysh Ali Lansana

Quraysh Ali Lansana is the author of eight poetry books, three textbooks, a children's book, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is a faculty member of the Creative Writing Program of the School of the Art Institute and the Red Earth MFA Creative Writing Program at Oklahoma City University. He is also a former faculty member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School. Lansana served as Director of the... Read More →
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Nate Marshall

Nate Marshall is the author of Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh Press 2015). He won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and served as a Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Michigan. A Cave Canem Fellow, Nate won the 2014 Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award and the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. He is a founding member of the poetry collective Dark Noise. He is also a rapper.
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Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods is a poet, singer, and teaching artist from Chicago, IL. She the Associate Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors and a founding member of YCA’s Teaching Artist Corps. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poetry has been published by MUZZLE, Radius, and Third World Press. Her first chapbook entitled The Truth About Dolls was released in 2012 by New School Poetics Press. Jamila is also a member of the Dark Noise Collective of poets... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Burnham A/B/C