L-VIS Lives!: Racemusic Poems PDF ePub eBook

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L-VIS Lives!: Racemusic Poems free pdf FROM THE POET the "Chicago Tribune" calls "the new voice of Chicago," comes "L-vis Lives!," a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture.L-vis is an imagined persona, a representation of artists who have used and misused Black music. Like so many others who gained fame and fortune from their sampling, L-vis is as much a sincere artist as he is a thief. In Kevin Coval's poems, L-vis' story is equal parts forgotten history, autobiography, and re-imaginings. We see shades of Elvis Presley, the Beastie Boys, and Eminem, and meet some of history's more obscure "whiteboy" heroes and anti-heroes: legendary breakdancers, political activists, and music impresarios.A story of both artistic theft and radical invention, "L-vis Lives!" is a poetic novella on all of the possibilities and problems of "post-racial" American culture--where Black art is still at times only fully accepted in a white face, and every once in a while an "L-vis" comes along to step in to the void. "i am a heroto most. the great hopeof something other.a complex back-story. something other thanthe business of my father.bland's antonym.jim crow's black sheep.the forgotten sonleft to rise in the darkness among the discarded in the wildof working class, singlemother hoods. a herowho transcendswho translates the dissatisfactions of the plains-kids of kurt cobain, method man amphetamine, the odd Iowan who digs dirtand lights beyond the pig yard, spits nebraskan argot, hero to the heartland, middle brow(n) america"

About Kevin Coval

Kevin Coval is the author of ALA "Book of the Year" finalist "Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica" and "Everyday People." Co-founder and Artistic Director of "Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival," Coval is also a four time HBO Def Poet and can be seen in the feature documentary "Louder Than a Bomb" by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Siskel/Jacobs productions. Based in Chicago, he teaches at the School of the Art Institute and is a regular contributor to WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. Patricia Smith is a multiple award-winning poet, author of Blood Dazzler, finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and one of NPR's Top Books of 2008, and the National Poetry Series winner Teahouse of the Almighty. Smith is also a four-time National Poetry Slam champion.

Details Book

Author : Kevin Coval
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Data Published : 04 October 2011
ISBN : 1608461580
EAN : 9781608461585
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 120 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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