In His Much Anticipated Follow Up To The Crown Ain T Worth Much, Poet, Essayist, Biographer, And Music Critic Hanif Abdurraqib Has Written A Book Of Poems About How One Rebuilds Oneself After A Heartbreak, The Kind That Renders Them A Different Version Of Themselves Than The One They Knew It S A Book About A Mother S Death, And Admitting That Michael Jordan Pushed Off, About Forgiveness, And How None Of The Author S Black Friends Wanted To Listen To Don T Stop Believin It S About Wrestling With Histories, Personal And Shared Abdurraqib Uses Touchstones From The World Outside From Marvin Gaye To Nikola Tesla To His Neighbor S Dogs To Create A Mirror, Inside Of Which Every Angle Presents A New Possibility
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain t Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston Wright Legacy Award With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 you cannot get it any and he is very sorry His first collection of essays, They Can t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet essayist Eve Ewing His next books are Go Ahead In The Rain, a biography of A Tribe Called Quest due out in 2019 by University of Texas Press, and They Don t Dance No Mo , due out in 2020 by Random House Yes, he would like to talk to you about your favorite bands and your favorite sneakers.
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- Hanif Abdurraqib
- 25 December 2017 Hanif Abdurraqib