Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is an American poet and cultural critic. His collection of poems The Crown Ain’t Worth Much was published in 2016. In 2017, he released a collection of essays entitled They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us. Abdurraqib is a Calaloo Creative Writing Fellow and Pushcart Prize nominee. He is currently working on a book about the history of black performance in the United States. Photo by Andrew Cenci.


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My Small America: An Interview with Hanif Abdurraqib


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