Exclusive: Crafting Words with The BreakBeat Poets

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Pen a poem with Kevin Coval and Adam Mansbach from The BreakBeat Poets. They’ll share their passion for using hip-hop poetics to remix and reclaim space. You’ll get inspired to craft your own poem with readings from Coval, Mansbach, and Bay Area–based poets from Youth Speaks. Get hands-on with iPad and Apple Pencil to craft words in the Notes app.

Kevin Coval

Kevin Coval

Coval is the author of 13 books, including his new collection, Everything Must Go. He is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets, art director of Young Chicago Authors, and host of The Cornerstore podcast.

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Adam Mansbach

Novelist and Screenwriter

Mansbach has written multiple books and screenplays, and his work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Believer, and more. His stories have been on This American Life, The Moth, and All Things Considered.

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