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Start: September 27, 2018 7 p.m.
End: September 27, 2018 9 p.m.
Location: Teacher's College, Room 121

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Hanif Abdurraqib's essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and previously worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Abdurraqib 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. His debut collection of essays titled, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was published in November of 2017 by Two Dollar Radio. These essays address a range of topics, including the n-word, racial profiling, and contemporary music and sports.

You can learn more about him on his website. This event is sponsored by the English Department, African-American Studies, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of Institutional Diversity.