The amazing Chicago poet Kevin Coval launches his dazzling new book!

Monday Sept 16 @ 6pm
at Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave
 
featuring a whole crew of talented artists
a FREE pair of Stance socks for all in attendance
sounds by DJ Ca$hera
& a reading from KC’s new book
Everything Must Go: The Life & Death of an American Neighborhood
 
A vibrant yet solemn portrait of Chicago’s Wicker Park in the 90s, this collection examines gentrification and commemorates what gets lost in the process.~~~Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019
 
Chicago, in all its breaking and rebuilding, is portrayed honestly here, and with a touch of hope.
~~~America Library Association Booklist Starred Review
 
Kevin Coval is an architect of ghosts. His poems salvage, memorialize, and rectify the body of a city. A must read for anyone sitting in the present, having recently escaped the mouth of the past. ~~~Kara Jackson, National Youth Poet Laureate & author of Bloodstone Cowboy
 
Everything Must Go is a requiem, a novel in verse, a history of a neighborhood, and a city, that time has put through a fun-house mirror. It is powered by the love and friction of people building lives that fill out the shape of a neighborhood—and the loss they feel when the neighborhood’s new shape no longer fits them.~~~Daniel Kay Hertz author of The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago
Coval’s new collection–slash–graphic novel, Everything Must Go, celebrates the unsung heroes of pre-gentrified Wicker Park”. ~~~Chicago Magazine
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