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