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Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib – The Crown Ain’t Worth Much

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei

Featured Guest: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Tonight, Kristin speaks with debut author Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib about his upcoming book of poetry, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, which you can purchase at AWP next week. They also discuss essay writing and Hanif’s new job as a columnist for MTV.


Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine, a columnist at MTV News, and a Callaloo creative writing fellow. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, is being released in 2016 by Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press.

Posted on: March 22, 2016 · Homepage, Late Night Conversation, Podcasts ·Tags: , , , , , .

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