ABOUT the author
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New York Times, and MTV News, where is a columnist. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was published in 2016 by Button Poetry.
Find out more here: abdurraqib.com
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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
"Willis-Abdurraqib bridges the bravado and bling of praise with the blood and tears of elegy."
Late Night Library interview with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib | 3/22/2016
Hear Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib discuss his book of poetry The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, the poetry scene in the Midwest, and much much more.
The Poetry Gods Podcast interview with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib | 3/28/2016
On this episode of The Poetry Gods, they talk to poet, essayist, and relentless Ohioan Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib aboutThe Revenant and why one would go on a date to go see The Passion Of The Christ, amongst other topics.
Q&A with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib | 2/6/2017
We talk with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib about his forthcoming collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, his eclectic taste in music, hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and our politically charged times. Read on.
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, 2015, performing the title poem from his book The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry):
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib being interviewed by Erin Anastasia on a Brooklyn rooftop, 2016: