Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
  • Lecture
  • 2/27/2018
  • 19:00-20:30
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Department of English, Department of American Studies, Department of African and African-American Studies, Hall Center for the Humanities, The C
Event Description
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. With Big Lucks, Hanif released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in Summer 2017. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and previously worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Hanif also wrote the 2016 live shows: MTV Video Music Awards and VH1’s Unsilent Night. His first full length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was one of 2016's best-selling poetry books and was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book prize. Hanif's debut collection of essays titled, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was published in November 2017 via Two Dollar Radio. He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing. Reserve tickets at: https://www.universe.com/events/hanif-abdurraqib-reading-signing-tickets-lawrence-FLH123?ref=uniiverse-transactional_emailer-host_posted_listing