Saturday, June 15, 2013

Poet Kevin Coval: young Jews should stand with Palestine

Portrait photograph of bearded man wearing cap
Poet Kevin Coval: recent events in Palestine make it impossible to talk about anything else.
(Cory Roper Fuentes)
With Schtick, his newest book of poems, Coval tells his own story through that of others and vice versa. It looks at identity and heritage, oppression and transgression with a frank kind of lyricism and biting wit.
Where it gets controversial is naturally where it gets the most interesting. Coval is Jewish. “If you look at me, you talk to me, you look at my family, it’s just an ‘all-Jew everything’ kind of thing,” he said in an interview with The Electronic Intifada.

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