Wednesday, May 15, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch, 1301 Olive St.
St. Louis Public Library's Hip Hop Appreciation Week presents An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib!
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Crown Ain't Worth Much, nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award and They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Esquire, GQ, and Publisher's Weekly, among others. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine, and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. Abdurraqib has multiple forthcoming books including a new collection of poems A Fortune For Your Disaster and a history of Black performance in the United States titled They Don't Dance No Mo'.
Hanif Abdurraqib will be reading from his latest work, a biography on A Tribe Called Quest titled Go Ahead In The Rain, and a moderated question and answer session will follow the reading. Following the event Hanif will be signing books outside Central Library's auditorium. Books will be available to purchase from Left Bank Books.
This event is presented by the St. Louis Public Library. For more information, please call 314-241-2288.