The BreakBeat Poets Release Party

Sat Apr 4 2015

7:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Promontory

5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W. Chicago, IL 60615

Free

All Ages

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The BreakBeat Poets Release Party

Celebrate the release of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, the first poetry anthology by and for the hip-hop generation. Join editors Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall and a live mixtape of readings by poets featured in the anthology, plus a live DJ spinning all night.  

"A cool & diversified version of a mixtape, The BreakBeat Poets is a thorough and complete summation of Golden Era writers who continue to build the scene of literary and performance poetry."

—Chance The Rapper 

"The Breakbeat Poets presents the struggle-born whispers, joyous shouts, and hopeful flows of a beautiful multitude four decades in the making. Here are the voices of a movement that just won't stop. For the urgent midnight roar of the people's poetry and the glimpses of freshly conjured dawns awaiting their own breaks—this book is nothing short of essential."

—Jeff Chang, author of Who We Be: The Colorization of America

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The BreakBeat Poets Release Party

Sat Apr 4 2015 7:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Promontory Chicago IL
The BreakBeat Poets Release Party
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Free All Ages

The BreakBeat Poets Release Party

Celebrate the release of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, the first poetry anthology by and for the hip-hop generation. Join editors Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall and a live mixtape of readings by poets featured in the anthology, plus a live DJ spinning all night.  

"A cool & diversified version of a mixtape, The BreakBeat Poets is a thorough and complete summation of Golden Era writers who continue to build the scene of literary and performance poetry."

—Chance The Rapper 

"The Breakbeat Poets presents the struggle-born whispers, joyous shouts, and hopeful flows of a beautiful multitude four decades in the making. Here are the voices of a movement that just won't stop. For the urgent midnight roar of the people's poetry and the glimpses of freshly conjured dawns awaiting their own breaks—this book is nothing short of essential."

—Jeff Chang, author of Who We Be: The Colorization of America

The BreakBeat Poets Release Party

The BreakBeat Poets Release Party

Literary Reading