Hanif Abdurraqib is an essayist and poet. from Columbus, Ohio, and a cultural commentator. The Crown Ain't Worth Much, his first poetry collection, was a nominee for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, a collection of essays, was selected a best book of 2017 by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, and Pitchfork, among other publications. Go Forward in the Rain, a biography of A Tribe Called Quest, is his most recent New York Times bestseller.