Hanif Abdurraqib

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Hanif Abdurraqib

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In addition to the courses he's teaching below, Hanif will be featured at our free Happy Hour Reading 6/17: Hanif Abdurraqib and Ariana Reines. (Registration required.)

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of a New York Times best-selling biography on A Tribe Called Quest called Go Ahead in the Rain (University of Texas Press, February 2019), The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016), nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017), named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Esquire, GQ, and Publisher's Weekly, among others.  He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine, and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. Abdurraqib has two forthcoming books including a new collection of poems A Fortune For Your Disaster (Tin House, September 2019) and a history of Black performance in the United States titled They Don't Dance No Mo' (Random House, 2020).

Hanif Abdurraqib's Published Work

  • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

    They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

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  • A Fortune For Your Disaster

    A Fortune For Your Disaster

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  • Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

    Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

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  • The Ain't Worth Much

    The Ain't Worth Much

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  • They Don't Dance No Mo'

    They Don't Dance No Mo'

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