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.
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