Schtick is a tale of Jewish assimilation and its discontents: a sweeping exposition on Jewish American culture in all its bawdy, contradictory, inventive glory. Exploring--in his own family and in culture and politics at large--how Jews have shed their minority status in the United States, poet Kevin Coval shows us a people's transformation out of diaspora, landing on both sides of the color line.
Kevin Coval is the author of ALA "Book of the Year" finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, Everyday People, and most recently, L-vis Lives! Racemusic Poems. Founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival, Coval is the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors. He is a regular contributor to WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and teaches creative-writing at schools across the city.