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The Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series will welcome award-winning poet, essayist and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib to campus at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26.  The event will take place in the Montante Cultural Center, and is free and open to the public.  A question and answer session and reception will follow the reading. 

A native of Columbus, OH, Abdurraqib is the author of two poetry collections: The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and A Fortune for Your Disaster, winner of the 2020 Lenore Marshall Prize. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, EsquireNPROprah MagazineThe Los Angeles Review and The Chicago Tribune. Abdurraqib’s most recent book is A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, a National Book Award Finalist. 

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Submitted by: College Communications