The Crown Ain't Worth MuchPaperback - 2016
The Crown Ain't Worth Much, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's first full-length collection, is a sharp and vulnerable portrayal of city life in the United States. A regular columnist for MTV.com, Willis-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 Willis-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.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 811.6
Characteristics: 102 pages ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
The titles of the poems in this collection appear to function as part of the poems themselves. This continuity gives his work a sense of urgency and unpredictability.