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YOUTH NOW

Chicago Is the Land of the Listener

Introducing my nonprofit, Young Chicago Authors

Illustration: Austin MacDonald

WeWe live in a time of radical unlistening. We think while others speak, searching for a response, twitching for our phones, ready to clap back. We are awash in abstraction, generalizations, a broad brush stroke of others, a preconceived notion of their stories. We live in the lie of…

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Kevin Coval

Kevin Coval

Poet, educator, curator and community builder Kevin Coval is the author of 13 books, including A People’s History of Chicago and is the Artistic Director at YCA