Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, author, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His essays and music criticism have been published in the New Yorker and the New York Times. His first full-length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us until They Kill Us, was named a book of the year by BuzzFeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, the Chicago Tribune, and others.
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