Cover art by artist Tony Fitzpatrick
Kevin Coval’s first poetry book, ‘Slingshots (A Hip-Hop Poetica)’ helped establish Coval as Chicago’s leading poet. Coval is the founder of the Louder Than A Bomb poetry festival.
Potent metaphors, muscular turns of phrase, a keen political conscience, and a Studs Terkelesque openness to humankind’s countless stories fuel Coval’s percussive calls for compassion and connection. This is one potent and positive debut.–Donna Seaman, American Library Association, Booklist