Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher

On the Dial | Vintage Sadness

Vintage Sadness | Radio WavesWe 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.

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us | Radio Waves

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 :)

The Flyover Fest | Radio Waves

Previous post Next Post


Let us know what you think here:

Hi there!

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore. Check out the ABOUT US section to read more...

Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher

Latest posts

  • The Wire | The Sarah Book

    Scott McClanahan's got a brand-spankin' new book out called The Sarah Book. You'd probably be a fool not to check it out. Here's a short excerpt: When the guy who got Sarah pregnant came to get her at the clinic he... Read more →

  • On the Dial | Alternative Auto Care

    If you own a car, you know the woes of taking care of it. Filling the gas tank and checking the tire pressure are about the extent of my skills. I'm good about timely oil changes and tire rotation, but... Read more →

  • The Death-Rattle of Culture | 6/23/17

    Snake venom may be the secret to immortality Books by Barack Obama's father come up for auction Slipknot singer says Nickelback singer is an idiot who has "a face like a foot" Bill Clinton and James Patterson collab on mystery... Read more →