Haymarket Books: Oct-11
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, an... View More...