Join award-winning poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib for the launch of his first essay collection: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, November 14).
Hanif’s cultural essays and music criticism have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, The FADER, Pitchfork, MTV, and The Nation. His critically-acclaimed debut poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was published in 2016 by Button Poetry and was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book prize. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Hanif wrote the 2016 live shows: "MTV Video Music Awards" and VH1's "Unsilent Night."