Kevin Coval and Jac Jemc To Read July 20

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Innertown Pub for the July installment of the Six Points Reading Series on July 20th at 7pm!

In 2016 we continue to move to a variety of rotating locations throughout Chicago, and we’re grateful for the community partnerships we’ve been able to develop as a result of this. As always, our readings are free and open to the public. This reading is 21 and older.

This month we are pleased to welcome Kevin Coval and Jac Jemc to Six Points, curated and hosted by Danielle Susi. RSVP via our Facebook event here.

JAC JEMC is the author of The Grip of It, forthcoming from FSG Originals in 2017, My Only Wife and A Different Bed Every Time (both Dzanc Books). She edits nonfiction for Hobart.

KEVIN COVAL is the editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and is the author of Schtick, L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems, Everyday People, Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica and the play, This is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin. Founder of Louder Than A Bomb and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at The University of Illinois-Chicago, is a 4-time HBO Def Poet and has written for a wide variety of publications including, Huffington Post and Fake Shore Drive. The Chicago Tribune’s called him “the voice of the new Chicago” and the Boston Globe says he’s “the city’s unofficial poet laureate”. This is Modern Art is forthcoming in the Spring of 2016 on Haymarket Books and Coval’s A People’s History of Chicago is due out in the Spring of 2017, also on Haymarket Books.

*Innertown Pub is accessible via public transportation- by bus: 50/Damen and 70/Division; by “L”: Blue Line to Division station and a 13 minute walk to the pub.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.