It was well known that Rod Blagojevich enjoyed long jogs around his North Side neighborhood, a luxury he will have to give up when he checks into prison.But it was during one of those jogs that local poet Kevin Coval, artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, met the former governor.That encounter
Tuesday marked the 48th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The moment has worked itself deep into the American psyche, spawning commissions, books, movies and theories all bent on uncovering what really happened that day.
Among the belt-tightening measures Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to ease Chicago’s budget woes were $11 million worth of cuts to city libraries. The proposed cuts included reduced hours for all library branches and over 350 staff layoffs.His plan has not been well received.
Most book tours involve stops at local book stores but Wednesday night, a venue best known for live music will host poet Kevin Coval to celebrate the release of his third book, L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems.
Poet Garin Cycholl is fascinated by America’s western edge. In his work he often finds himself asking: Where does one draw the line, and mark down the western-most border of the United States?“Is it California? Hawaii or Alaska?” Cycholl remarked in a 2009 interview. “The most western U.S.
This year, some unusual performers will appear in the lineup for the Chicago Jazz Festival: contestants from the Louder than a Bomb youth poetry competition will perform between musical sets over the weekend.