friday reflections – april 9

I first read some of Hanif Abdurraqib’s writing in 2018. The first thing I read was his book of essays They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, which is phenomenal. Then I moved on to his book of poetry The Crown Ain’t Worth Much. I annotated parts of both for my master’s program, passed his books around to several friends, and attended a (brilliant) reading he did here in Seattle.

A friend messaged me early this morning with a link to an interview he did with Brene Brown and I enjoyed it so much. Even if you aren’t familiar with his writing, it’s a worthwhile listen. I’m still thinking about what they called “the privilege of integration” and I’m so eager to get a copy of his new book A Little Devil in America.

Other weekend worthy finds…

this tea, which is fast becoming my new favorite

this interview with Ocean Vuong

this recipe for pan roasted gnocchi with brussel sprouts (if you’d like the page with all the pictures and such, click here)

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