Poetry book entitled, 'The Crown Aint Worth Much,' by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
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This is Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib’s “first full-length collection, is a sharp and vulnerable portrayal of city life in the United States. A regular columnist for 6MTV.com, Willis-Abdurraqib brings his interest in pop culture to these poems, analyzing race, gender, family, and the love that finally holds us together even as it threatens to break us,” (Amazon).
I first found Hanif through Button Poetry, and first heard his work performed.
"To pinpoint a highlight of the book is impossible. Every poem is honed, polished, and presented with utter rawness and defiance."―Portland Book Review
"Willis-Abdurraqib possesses a striking gift for merging pop culture with personal narrative."―Publishers Weekly
"THE CROWN AIN'T WORTH MUCH is not so much a book you read, but one you survive―with Willis-Abdurraqib's compassionate, elegiac lyric gently pushing you forward through heartbreak and violence."―Indiana Review
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