The Crown Ain't Worth Much / Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
A sharp and vulnerable portrayal of city life in the United States.
The first full-length collection of writing by Hanif Abdurraqib.
A regular columnist for MTV.com, Abdurraqib brings his interest in pop culture to these poems, analyzing race, gender, family and the love that holds us together even as it threatens to break us. The poems in this collection are challenging and accessible at once, as they seek to render real human voices in moments of tragedy and celebration.
“...Abdurraqib bridges the bravado and bling of praise with the blood and tears of elegy. The soul of this magnificent book is dynamic, distinguished, and when called for, down and dirty.“ —Terrence Hayes, National Book Award winner
Published by Button Poetry, 2016
Softcover, 108 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 inches