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POD Exclusive: See our Interview with Kevin Coval

posted by Oscar September 7, 2017

One of the most influential cultural figures in Chicago, Kevin Coval is the subject of the latest Pursuit Of Dopeness interview.

The poet, educator, and organizer sat with POD’s Rosario Edwards to discuss a number of topics relevant to his 2017 book A People’s History of Chicago including his history with poetry, influencing Chance The Rapper, and more.

See that above.

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‘A People’s History of Chicago’ Gallery – Closing Reception

posted by Rosario Edwards May 24, 2017

Kevin Coval has written a book of poems about the history of the City of Chicago and the influence that hip hop has had on it throughout the centuries of its existence. He’s also put together an excellent gallery featuring work from artists that contributed to his book.

Tomorrow is the last night of that gallery, and your last chance to buy an exclusive piece of work from artists like Hebru Brantley, Paul Branton, Runsy, Bianca Pastel, and Troy Scat. As well as a chance to hear a reading from Kevin, Matt Muse, Lyriq the Mi$fit, and Patricia Frazier.

This book has received the blessings of Chance The Rapper, who has been greatly inspired by Kevin, and even wrote the Foreword to the book!

It’s a free event, and an awesome opportunity to see what this city really has to offer.

Chicago Truborn (1741 W Chicago Ave).

Thursday May 25 – Readings begin at 7:30

And be on the lookout for our PoD interview with Kevin, coming soon! The man is incredibly inspiring, and just breathes positivity.



Watch the “Ode To Footwork” Short Film ft/ a Poem by Kevin Coval

posted by Alberto February 23, 2017

Kevin Coval is releasing a brand new book on April 11th via Haymarket titled A Peoples History of Chicago. The book will feature poems by Kevin Coval as well some art by Hebru Brantley and a foreword by Chance The Rapper. If you want a glimpse of what to expect from the new book, look no further than the video we have posted above.

You can pre-order A Peoples History of Chicago HERE.


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Event: ‘A Tribute To Independence’ feat. Vic Mensa, Saba, Phony PPL, & more

posted by Oscar July 5, 2013


This weekend Clossed Sessions and 1833 Presents have put together A Tribute To Independence, a 2-night mini festival showcasing Chicago’s indie talent. On the first night, Saturday’s “On Our Radar” show features artists picked as ones to watch in 2013 like Saba, Joey Purp, The Palmer Squares, Lili K., and Chandler London, with Kevin Coval hosting.

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