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Hanif Abdurraqib

Seattle Arts & Lectures

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Town Hall First Hill
Wed Oct 23, 7:30 pm


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Recommended by Rich Smith

Hanif Abdurraqib writes good poetry about music, and he writes good music criticism using the tools of poetry. Combining personal narrative with an electric, analytical mind, Abdurraqib has made me consider the work of artists like Celine Dion, Macklemore, and Carly Rae Jepsen more deeply than I ever imagined I would. And, as much as it pains me to say, it's true: He has written powerfully about the band Fall Out Boy. His essay about going to see a Bruce Springsteen show after visiting Michael Brown's plaque is a must-read, too. So when news came out that Abdurraqib was working on a biography/book-length personal essay about his love for A Tribe Called Quest, called Go Ahead in the Rain, I jumped for joy.

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1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Wed Oct 23, 7:30 pm