L-Vis Live! At Victory Gardens
By Maggie Hellwig in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 22, 2012 6:00PM
Image Via Victory Gardens Website
Coval's poetry has often been political in nature, playful in banter, and agilely humorous. Last September, Haymarket Books released Kevin's fourth book of poetry: L-Vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems. The book is a tour through history, highlighting on the use of music originally written by black individuals for the adoration of white pop culture. The poems leave the reader with a somber mind, an ironically light heart, and a benign inkling of embarrassment for not noticing the things that Coval acknowledges; for not being as alert or cultured in our observations.
We're excited, and needless to say curious, about the performance. Here's a taste of the book and perhaps what we can expect to see. However, as is often the case with Mr. Coval, there will always be an element of surprise.
(Note for you office workers--you might want to slip on those headphones.)