Hanif Abdurraqib, 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of a New York Times best-selling biography on A Tribe Called Quest called Go Ahead in the Rain (University of Texas Press, 2019); A Fortune For Your Disaster (Tin House, 2019); The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016), which was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award; and They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017), named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Esquire, GQ, and Publisher's Weekly, among others. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine, and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing. Abdurraqib has a forthcoming book that is a history of Black performance in the United States titled They Don't Dance No Mo' (Random House, 2020).
The reading took place on Monday, October 5, at 12:30 p.m. online.
Abdurraqib, Hanif, "Hanif Abdurraqib, 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival" (2020). 43rd Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 4-8, 2020. 4.