Austin Poetry Slam Feat. Hanif Willis Abdurraqib

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Austin Poetry Slam says
Once again it is time for the Austin Poetry Slam!

Regular Slam format! 13 poets compete!!! 3 rounds, and the top poets of the evening go home with room temperature cash!!! We can't guarate cold-hard, but we've never had complaints about temparate & slightly folded prize money :p

Come on out and get your weekly, Tuesday dose of goodness!!!

Our feature this evening will be none other that Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib!!!

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and dessert enthusiast from Columbus, Ohio. He is the editor of Again I Wait For This To Pull Apart, an anthology of poems relating to music, released by Freezeray Press in 2015. His work has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. He has been nominated for the pushcart prizee, and his poem "Hestia" won the 2014 Capital University poetry prize. His first full length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, is forthcoming in 2016 from Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press.

He is also an essayist, with a focus on music and culture at the intersection of race, gender, and American history. Sometimes he writes silly things about rap to make people (mostly himself) laugh.

Also equipped as a teaching artist, he has conducted workshops and given readings across the country, from coffee shops, to colleges. Believing that great art works on both the page and the stage, he occassionaly dabbles in the art of poetry slam, placing 4th overall at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. He is a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine and an interviewer for Union Station Magazine. He thinks poems can change the world, but really wants to talk to you about music, sports, and sneakers.


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