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Hanif Abdurraqib: A Fortune for Your Disaster

April 15, 2021 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm


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Join us for New York Times best-selling author Hanif Abdurraqib reading from his Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize-winning collection, A Fortune for Your Disaster, then listen in on his conversation with acclaimed poet Tim Seibles

About A Fortune for Your Disaster Booklist has written, “When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, ‘Read this.” Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry.”

Hanif Abdurraqib’s first book of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (Button Poetry, 2016), was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize. They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017), his debut collection of essays, was named a book of the Year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune. His recently published book of nonfiction, Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest (University of Texas Press, 2019), was a New York Times Bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, and was long listed for the National Book Award. Abdurraqib’s latest nonfiction collection, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, was released in March 2020 by Random House.


Tim Seibles is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently One Turn Around the Sun (Etruscan Press, 2017) and Fast Animal (2012), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award.  

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April 15, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm


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