On the Dial | Vintage Sadness
We couldn't be more excited to publish our first book of essays by the one-and-only Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib later this year: They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us. Hanif is the author of the highly praised poetry book, The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry). He's got a new book of poetry comin' out in June called Vintage Sadness (Big Lucks).
In his own words, this is why you should buy Vintage Sadness:
"First, I think of this chapbook as a real bridge between where my work was, and where it is going. Like the mixtape before the next full-length album drops (which, for me, is probably no time soon.) Second, even at its most absurd and awkward, this project always felt really honest and pushed me to find a new thing to write and new ways to explore it. This is a limited edition thing. There will only be 250 of this chapbook made. So if you want one, the time is now."
Unfortunately, the book already sold out on the first day of preorders, so I guess you'll have to snag a copy on ebay or stream it on youtube (?). If you can get your hands on it, do so. Preorders for his next book, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, are now live.
Hanif will be in Columbus for The Flyover Fest May 11 - 13. He'll be reading alongside some other amazing writers like Sarah Gerard, Scott McClanahan, Juliet Escoria, Mila Jaroniec, and more. You can also catch acts like Connections, Domique Larue, Dirty Dishes, Zac Little (Saintseneca), and Correy Parks.
Pick up an All-Access Pass before they're gone :)