Hanif Abdurraqib A Fortune for Your Disaster" Virtual Book Event 8/29 @6pm

Hanif Abdurraqib A Fortune for Your Disaster" Virtual Book Event 8/29 @6pm     

 East End Books Ptown is Thrilled to Announce: A Virtual Book Event August 29th @6pm with Hanif Abdurraqib. Hanif is a poet, essayist. and cultural critic, and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. Get ready for a very special evening with a multitalented artist! Hanif  has been named a 2020 United States Artists Fellow, sponsored by the Pillars Fund.

If you would like a signed book from the event, purchase the title(s) below in advance. Registration via eventbrite is required. Register here:    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89192144415

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Muchwas released in June 2016 from Button Poetry. It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 (you cannot get it anymore and he is very sorry.) His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and 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 released Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest with University of Texas press in February 2019. The book became a New York Times Bestseller, and was met with critical acclaim. His second collection of poems, A Fortune For Your Disaster, was released in 2019 by Tin House. He is a graduate of Beechcroft High School.



"The Summer A Tribe Called Quest Broke Up" in Muzzle

"When We Were 13, Jeff's Father Left The Needle Down On A Journey Record Before Leaving The House One Morning And Never Coming Back" and "The Author Explains good kid, m.A.A.d. City To His White Friend While Driving Through Southeast Ohio" in Vinyl

"If It Is The Summer Of 2009""At My First Punk Show Ever", and "The Author Writes The First Draft Of His Wedding Vows" in Electric Cereal

"Genesis 9: A Suite For Those Declaring Themselves To Heaven" in Radius

"At The House Party Where We Found Out Whitney Houston Was Dead" in Freezeray

"Ode To Drake, Ending With Blood In A Field", "Ode To Tom DeLonge, Ending In A Wedding", and "Newport Music Hall, 2001" in Drunk in a Midnight Choir

"Ode To Britney Spears, Ending In A Flood" and "The Ghost Of The Author's Mother Has a Conversation With His Wife About Highways" in Stirring

"Ode To Pete Wentz, Ending In Tyler's Funeral" and "When I Say That Loving Me Is Kind Of Like Watching The World Cup" in Drunk in a Midnight Choir

"1995. After The Streetlights Drink Whatever Darkness Is Left", "All Of The Black Boys Finally Stopped Packing Switchblades""My Wife Says It's A Good Thing Humans Don't Hold Fear", and "Ode To Jay-Z, Ending In The Rattle Of A Fiend's Teeth" in Winter Tangerine Review

"I Don't Remember The Whole Summer When "Do The Right Thing" Dropped", and "On Hunger" in The Offing

"Windsor Terrace, 1990" "In This Scene" , and "Okay, I'm Finally Ready To Say I'm Sorry For That One Summer" in THIS

"In Defense Of That Winter Where I Listened To The First Taking Back Sunday Album Every Day" in Heavy Feather Review

"Ode To Kanye West Ending In A Chain Of Mothers Rising From The River" and "XVI" in The Journal

"The Music Or The Misery""USAvCuba""Dispatches From The Black Barbershop, Tony's Chair (1996)", and "In Defense Of Moist" in Western Beefs

"There Is A Street Named After Martin Luther King In Every City", and "Dispatches From The Black Barbershop, Tony's Chair (1996)" in Sidekick Lit

"Ginuwine - Pony", and "Next - Too Close" in Big Lucks

"After The Cameras Leave, In Three Parts" in PEN American

"All The White Boys On The East Side Loved Larry Bird" in The Volta

"On Jukeboxes" in burntdistrict

"Poems From an Email Exchange" in Medium

"Cutting Crew - (I Just Died) In Your Arms Tonight," "With Each Passing Year, The List of Animals I Could Outrun Gets Smaller and Smaller," and "Soul Decision - Faded, 2001" in Powderkeg

"The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh What A Night)," and "Carly Rae Jepsen – “E•MO•TION” in The Account

"Sunday, I-80" in Up The Staircase Review

"Five Prayer Fragments," "Olivia Newton John - Let's Get Physical," and "Rihanna - Birthday Cake" in Pinwheel

"I Don't Know Any Longer Why The Flags Are At Half-Staff" in Split This Rock

'Notes On Ode To Kanye West Ending In A Chain Of Mothers Rising From The River' in Poetry Society of America

'& Who, This Time' in The Rumpus

"It's Just That I'm Not Really Into Politics" in BOAAT

"Just Like That, A New Black Child Is Born To Replace The Buried One" in Adroit

"I Tend To Think Forgiveness Looks The Way It Does In The Movies" and "None Of My Vices Are Violent Enough To Undo Remembering" in Wildness

"Kelis - Milkshake" and "This Is A Completely True Story About Ken Griffey Jr." in Twelfth House

"And What Good Will Your Vanity Be When The Rapture Comes" in Brooklyn Magazine

"If Life Is As Short As Our Ancestors Insist It Is, Why Isn't Everything I Want Already At My Feet" and "Watching A Fight At The New Haven Dog Park, First Two Dogs And Then Their Owners" at Narrative Northeast

"The Ghost Of Marvin Gaye Sits In The Ruins Of The Old Livingston Flea Market And Considers Monogamy" and "Welcome To Heartbreak" in Frontier

"On The Filming Of Black Death" in Southern Humanities Review




"On Joy" in Drunk In A Midnight Choir

"My Heart Will Go On Turns 20" in Stereogum

"'In the Morning, I’ll Be All Right: Marvin Gaye and The Unlikely Patriotism of Resistance" in Pacific Standard

"I Wasn't Brought Here, I Was Born: Surviving Punk Rock Long Enough To Find Afropunk" in Pitchfork

"The Albums Of 9/11" in Pitchfork

"A Scientific Analysis Of Disney Sidekicks Through The Lens Of Hip Hop" in Black Nerd Problems

"My Demons And My Dog And My Anxiety And This Noise" in Pacific Standard

"On Paris, The Bataclan, And All The Young Muslims Who Still Wish To Dance" in Fusion

"In A City Marked By Change, Columbus Crew SC Remain A Unifying Force" for MLS

"Dear 14 Year-Old Boy, You Are Not Entitled To Sex" in Bright"

"My First Police Stop"  in New York Times

"Sneakers, Through The Looking Glass" in The Nation

"Macklemore's "White Privilege II" Didn't Move Me, But That's Not The Point" in The FADER

"On College" in Winter Tangerine Review

"Poetry As Emo" in Alternative Press

"Drake is an Annoying Fan, But He's Living the Dream" in ESPN

"Being Black and Muslim in the America of Muhammad Ali" in ESPN

"Cut Away, Cut Away: At The Drive In's Lifetime Of Stops And Starts" in NPR

"40 Favorite Albums of 2016" on Medium


All of the work in my MTV News column can be found HERE


300 Questions Project

                                                                                     The Conversation: Adam Falkner in Union Station Magazine

The Word Of Greatest Potential: A Conversation with Nate Marshall in Blavity

The People You Bring With You: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith in Seven Scribes

Out of Bounds: R&B and Much More, From Gallant in Village Voice

Conversation with Ocean Vuong at Button Poetry


Review in Indiana Review

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib’s poetry is a crash course in emotional honesty in Fusion

Five Reasons to Read: The Crown Ain't Worth Much in Winter Tangerine Review

The Sweetest Debut: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on ‘The Wire’, Zora Neale Hurston, and Kendrick Lamar in Flavorwire

Poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib explores the changing landscape of Columbus in Columbus Alive

Review in Portland Book Review

Review in Seattle Review of Books

Review in Blueshift Journal

Review in Pleiades

MicroReview in Kenyon Review


Voices of Bettering American Poetry at Vida

Tiny Spills at Cosmonauts Avenue

AirGo Podcast interview

Poems and an Interview in Puerto Del Soul Black Voices Series

Visual Interview in Fear No Lit

Identity Politics Podcast Interview (With Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar)

Keep The Channel Open Podcast Interview

"Whose America?: An Interview" in Ploughshares

Bookfight Podcast Interview on Lester Bangs

Flypaper Magazine Podcast Interview

Poems and Conversation with Paul Tran in The Rumpus

"Vida Reads With Writers" in Vida

My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade Ten Year Anniversary Podcast Interview on NPR

New York Times Popcast: Drake's More Life

Late Night Library Podcast Interview

Poetry Gods Podcast Interview

Event date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
A Fortune for Your Disaster Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947793439
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Published: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest (American Music) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781937512651
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

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