POEMS

"The Summer A Tribe Called Quest Broke Up" in Muzzle

"When We Were 13, Jeff's Father Left The Needle Down On A Journey Record Before Leaving The House One Morning And Never Coming Back" and "The Author Explains good kid, m.A.A.d. City To His White Friend While Driving Through Southeast Ohio" in Vinyl

"If It Is The Summer Of 2009", "At My First Punk Show Ever", and "The Author Writes The First Draft Of His Wedding Vows" in Electric Cereal

"Genesis 9: A Suite For Those Declaring Themselves To Heaven" in Radius

"At The House Party Where We Found Out Whitney Houston Was Dead" in Freezeray

"Sheridan Avenue, 2002", "Johnsons Bar, 2004", and "No Church In The Wild" in joINT

"Saylor Ackermann Hall, 2004" and "Hestia" in ReCap

"Ode To Drake, Ending With Blood In A Field", "Ode To Tom DeLonge, Ending In A Wedding", and "Newport Music Hall, 2001" in Drunk in a Midnight Choir

"Ode To Britney Spears, Ending In A Flood" and "The Ghost Of The Author's Mother Has a Conversation With His Wife About Highways" in Stirring

"Ode To Pete Wentz, Ending In Tyler's Funeral" and "When I Say That Loving Me Is Kind Of Like Watching The World Cup" in Drunk in a Midnight Choir

"1995. After The Streetlights Drink Whatever Darkness Is Left", "All Of The Black Boys Finally Stopped Packing Switchblades", "My Wife Says It's A Good Thing Humans Don't Hold Fear", and "Ode To Jay-Z, Ending In The Rattle Of A Fiend's Teeth" in Winter Tangerine Review

"I Don't Remember The Whole Summer When "Do The Right Thing" Dropped", and "On Hunger" in The Offing

"Windsor Terrace, 1990" , "In This Scene" , and "Okay, I'm Finally Ready To Say I'm Sorry For That One Summer" in THIS

"In Defense Of That Winter Where I Listened To The First Taking Back Sunday Album Every Day" in Heavy Feather Review

"Ode To Kanye West Ending In A Chain Of Mothers Rising From The River" and "XVI" in The Journal

"The Music Or The Misery", "USAvCuba", "Dispatches From The Black Barbershop, Tony's Chair (1996)", and "In Defense Of Moist" in Western Beefs

"There Is A Street Named After Martin Luther King In Every City", and "Dispatches From The Black Barbershop, Tony's Chair (1996)" in Sidekick Lit

"Ginuwine - Pony", and "Next - Too Close" in Big Lucks

"After The Cameras Leave, In Three Parts" in PEN American

"All The White Boys On The East Side Loved Larry Bird" in The Volta

"On Jukeboxes" in burntdistrict

"Poems From an Email Exchange" in Medium

"Cutting Crew - (I Just Died) In Your Arms Tonight," "With Each Passing Year, The List of Animals I Could Outrun Gets Smaller and Smaller," and "Soul Decision - Faded, 2001" in Powderkeg

"The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh What A Night)," and "Carly Rae Jepsen – “E•MO•TION” in The Account

"Sunday, I-80" in Up The Staircase Review

"Cutting Crew - (I Just Died) In Your Arms Tonight," "With Each Passing Year, The List Of Animals I Could Outrun Becomes Smaller and Smaller," and "Soul Decision - Faded" in Powderkeg

"Five Prayer Fragments," "Olivia Newton John - Let's Get Physical," and "Rihanna - Birthday Cake" in Pinwheel

"I Don't Know Any Longer Why The Flags Are At Half-Staff" in Split This Rock

SELECTED ESSAYS ANd Other Writings

 

Ten Albums That Have Shaped Me As A Writer" in Drunk In A Midnight Choir

"Sip The Wine: A Reflection On The Last Waltz" in Drunk In A Midnight Choir

"On Joy" in Drunk In A Midnight Choir

"In Defense Of "Trap Queen" As Our Generation's Greatest Love Song" in Seven Scribes

"On Serena Williams and The Policing Of Imagined Arrogance" in Blavity

"'In the Morning, I’ll Be All Right: Marvin Gaye and The Unlikely Patriotism of Resistance" in Pacific Standard

"I Wasn't Brought Here, I Was Born: Surviving Punk Rock Long Enough To Find Afropunk" in Pitchfork

"The Albums Of 9/11" in Pitchfork

"A Scientific Analysis Of Disney Sidekicks Through The Lens Of Hip Hop" in Black Nerd Problems

"My Demons And My Dog And My Anxiety And This Noise" in Pacific Standard

"On Paris, The Bataclan, And All The Young Muslims Who Still Wish To Dance" in Fusion

"In A City Marked By Change, Columbus Crew SC Remain A Unifying Force" for MLS

"Dear 14 Year-Old Boy, You Are Not Entitled To Sex" in Bright"

"My First Police Stop"  in New York Times

"Sneakers, Through The Looking Glass" in The Nation

"Macklemore's "White Privilege II" Didn't Move Me, But That's Not The Point" in The FADER

"On College" in Winter Tangerine Review

"Drake is an Annoying Fan, But He's Living the Dream" in ESPN

"Being Black and Muslim in the America of Muhammad Ali" in ESPN

mtv news column

All of the work in my MTV News column can be found HERE

I INTERVIEW PEOPLE

300 Questions Project

                                                                                     The Conversation: Adam Falkner in Union Station Magazine

The Word Of Greatest Potential: A Conversation with Nate Marshall in Blavity

The People You Bring With You: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith in Seven Scribes

Out of Bounds: R&B and Much More, From Gallant in Village Voice

Conversation with Ocean Vuong at Button Poetry

REviews and press for the crown ain't worth much

Review in Indiana Review

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib’s poetry is a crash course in emotional honesty in Fusion

Five Reasons to Read: The Crown Ain't Worth Much in Winter Tangerine Review

The Sweetest Debut: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on ‘The Wire’, Zora Neale Hurston, and Kendrick Lamar in Flavorwire

Poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib explores the changing landscape of Columbus in Columbus Alive

Review in Portland Book Review

 

I Get INterviewed

Voices of Bettering American Poetry at Vida

Poems and an Interview in Puerto Del Soul Black Voices Series

Poems and Conversation with Paul Tran in The Rumpus

"Vida Reads With Writers" in Vida

Late Night Library Podcast Interview

Poetry Gods Podcast Interview

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