The Crown Ain't Worth Much
The Crown Ain't Worth Much
The Crown Ain't Worth Much
The Crown Ain't Worth Much

The Crown Ain’t Worth Much


Hanif Abdurraqib, 2016.


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“Hanif Abdurraqib’s THE CROWN AIN’T WORTH MUCH leaves me contemplating the meanings of soul: communal soul (peep the breadth of cultural shout outs), rhythmic soul (peep the breadth of sound and syntax), and spiritual soul (peep the breadth of compassion). As titles like “Ode to Drake, Ending with Blood in a Field” and “At the House Party Where We Found Out Whitney Houston Was Dead” suggest, 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. What a fresh, remarkable debut.”

— Terrance Hayes, National Book Award winner


Eric Hoffer Book Award 2017 – Grand Prize Finalist, Honorable Mention Poetry
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award – Nominee

About Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and dessert enthusiast from Columbus, Ohio. He is the editor of Again I Wait For This To Pull Apart, an anthology forthcoming from Freezeray Press. His work has been published in Radius, Stirring, Muzzle, Vinyl,… MORE

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Weight 6.3 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .375 in

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