The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Paperback)

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The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Paperback)


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2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award - Poetry Honorable Mention
2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award - Grand Prize Short List
2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominee

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, 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. Terrance Hayes writes that Abdurraqib "bridges the bravado and bling of praise with the blood and tears of elegy." The poems in this collection are challenging and accessible at once, as they seek to render real human voices in moments of tragedy and celebration.

Product Details ISBN: 9781943735044
ISBN-10: 1943735042
Publisher: Button Poetry
Publication Date: July 19th, 2016
Pages: 124
Language: English