Episode 04: Hanif Abdurraqib

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This time I get to talk with Hanif Abdurraqib: poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio.

We talk a lot about his hometown here in Columbus, his work, and his poetry and essays.. You’ll hear a couple of his pieces, one of which apparently is brand new!

His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released by Button Poetry in 2016. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio in winter 2017. You can actually pre-order it on Amazon here.  I already have, and I can’t wait to get it!

Do yourselves a favor and check out The Crown Ain’t Worth Much and read it cover to cover.  You’ll thank me.

You can find Hanif on Twitter @NifMuhammad and at his website, www.abdurraqib.com