Literary Arts Institute Lectures

Public Reading & Conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib, Poet
Matthew Harkins, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University


Hanif Abdurraqib is an award-winning poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His newest release is There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension (Random House, 2024). His previous book, A Little Devil In America (Random House, 2021) was a winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and the Gordon Burn Prize. In 2021, Abdurraqib was named a MacArthur Fellow. He is a graduate of Beechcroft High School.