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Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of a biography on A Tribe Called Quest called "Go Ahead in the Rain," "The Crown Ain't Worth Much," nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us," 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" and a history of Black performance in the United States titled "They Don't Dance No Mo'."