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Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of the poetry collections The Crown Ain’t Worth Much and A Fortune for Your Disaster, the essay collection They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Go Ahead In The Rain, an homage to A Tribe Called Quest, and the forthcoming They Don’t Dance No Mo. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals and his essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Adburraqib is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing.
Jeff Chang is a journalist, music critic, and the author of Who We Be, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, and We Gon’ Be Alright. He is the former Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and currently serves as Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture at Race Forward.
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