Friday, October 23rd, 2020, 7pm Eastern. Online only, via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/124432183009/
Did you miss this event? You can watch the recording on the Gibson's Bookstore YouTube page! https://youtu.be/TNTWZ94x918
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire, in conjunction with Gibson's Bookstore, presents Hanif Abdurraqib, a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of 2016 poetry collection The Crown Ain't Worth Much (finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award), the 2017 essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us (named Book of the Year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and the Chicago Tribune), the 2019 non-fiction book, Go Ahead in the Rain (New York Times bestseller), on the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, and the 2019 poetry collection A Fortune For Your Disaster.
Tickets are by donation ($0-$20) through Eventbrite. Donation proceeds are split 50/50 between Gibson's Bookstore and PSNH. Signed bookplates are available, included with your purchase of one of Hanif Abdurraqib's books from Gibson's Bookstore.
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that was incorporated in the early 1960s. PSNH was created to share and cultivate poetry across NH and New England. PSNH celebrates and shares poetry through open mics, workshops, contests and collaborations with other artists. To achieve this, PSNH sponsors and supports events all over New Hampshire, including at libraries, art galleries, parks, theaters, and on the radio. PSNH is proud to be a key contributor to the NH State Poet Laureate program, where they recommend a poet to the Governor following a rigorous application and selection process, and support critical activities related to the position.
*2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" --TODAY Show
*Best Books of 2018 --Rolling Stone
“When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this! Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry.” —Booklist, Starred Review
A New York Times Best Seller
A February IndieNext Pick
Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The Week
Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist
The Crown Ain't Worth Much, Hanif Abdurraqib's first full-length collection, is a sharp and vulnerable portrayal of city life in the United States. A regular columnist for MTV.com, 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.