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Kevin Coval

Founder, Louder Than A Bomb
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. The 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, has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and has written for a wide variety of publications including CNN, Huffington Post and Fake Shore Drive.