Poetry: Two Poems by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

We are so excited to get the chance to publish some of Hanif’s latest work. You can see some of his usual strokes here: the play with breath & pause, the mischievous titles, the exploration of race & truth & violence through imagery of the body. If you like these, make sure read his The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, one of Frontier’s favorite books from last year.


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Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released by Button Poetry in 2016. A chapbook, Vintage Sadness, is forthcoming from Big Lucks in June. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio in winter 2017. He’s working on all of the things you think he should be working on.

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