POSTPONED Poet, essayist and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib to give reading at AU on March 19

03/03/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Poet, essayist and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib will give a reading of his work Thursday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Schar College of Education at Ashland University. The event is free and open to the public.

Abdurraqib is the author of The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry, 2016), They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017), New York Times bestseller Go Ahead in the Rain (University of Texas Press, 2019) and a new collection of poems, A Fortune For Your Disaster (Tin House, September 2019).

He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle magazine and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing. Abdurraqib has a forthcoming book that is a history of black performance in the United States titled They Don't Dance No Mo' (Random House, 2020).

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.eduvalues the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.###