School of Liberal Arts IUPUI

The Rufus and Louise Reiberg Reading Series presents Poet & Essayist, Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first book of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 2016 by Button Poetry. Additionally, he is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and has worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Most recently, Hanif wrote the 2016 live shows MTV Video Music Awards and VH1’s Unsilent Night. Hanif's book, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, has been one of 2016’s best-selling poetry books. His debut collection of essays entitled They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, will be published in November 2017 by Two Dollar Radio. Mr. Abdurraquib’s poetry and cultural essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, ESPN the Magazine, The Fader, MTV and The Nation.


Thursday November 16, 2017 07:30 PM
Thursday November 16, 2017 08:30 PM
Herron School of Art & Design Basile Auditorium, 735 W. New York St.
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