Slingshots (A Hip-Hop Poetica)


by Kevin Coval

Released in 2005, 96 pages

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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