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.
Several groups work with Chicago's homeless population; One Heart One Soul is a local group that runs programs to raise awareness on homelessness and other social issues. One of its programs, Unspoken Words: A Voice For Homeless Youth, had an eight-week stint at a shelter on Chicago's South Side.