Hanif Willis-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 collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry.
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, is being released next week by Two Dollar Radio.
Willis-Abdurraqib’s performance is presented by OSLAM.