An evening of poetry and live music with Hanif Abdurraqib—featuring a house band of local musicians.
This event is scheduled for our new location—519 S. 6th Street, at the corner of Bonneville Avenue.
Poet, writer, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores the significance of musical acts—from Carly Rae Jepsen and My Chemical Romance to Nina Simone and A Tribe Called Quest—with distinct voice and deep investment. Take part in a lively experience presenting Black Mountain Institute Shearing Fellow Hanif Abdurraqib with his own house band (made up of local musicians) for an evening of poetry and music.
Hanif Abdurraqib, a spring 2019 Shearing Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute, is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems The Crown Ain't Worth Much was released by Button Poetry in 2016, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released to critical acclaim in November 2017 by Two Dollar Radio. His latest book-length work of music criticism, Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, has become a runaway bestseller.
This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required via Eventbrite at the following link.