Denison University’s Beck Series welcomes author, poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib.
Abdurraqib is the author of two works of nonfiction: “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us” and “Go Ahead in the Rain” and two collections of poetry: “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much” and the forthcoming “A Fortune for Your Disaster.” His work has appeared in Vinyl, PEN American, The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, and various other journals. “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much” was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” a collection of essays, was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine.