From the poet the Chicago Tribune calls “the voice of the new Chicago,” comes L-vis Lives!, a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture. L-vis is an imagined persona, a pastiche of artists who have used and misused Black music. In Kevin Coval's poems, L-vis' story is equal parts autobiography, and forgotten and re-imagined history. We see shades of Elvis Presley, the Beastie Boys, and Eminem, and meet some of history's more obscure “whiteboy” heroes and anti-heroes: legendary breakdancers, political activists, and music impresarios. A story of both artistic theft and radical invention, L-vis Lives! is a poetic novella on the dynamic intersection of race and culture in America today.