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Hanif Abdurraqib on the Power of Storytelling

Poets have always been a part of the Oxford Conference for the Book, especially this year, since the first day of the conference would have coincided with the first day of National Poetry Month. Here we have Hanif Abdurraqib reading one of his poems, along with an interview in Cultured magazine from January. Abdurraqib was originally scheduled to read from his third book, “Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest,” on Friday, April 3 as part of the National Book Award Nonfiction Longlisters panel with Iliana Regan (“Burn the Place”) about the power of personal storytelling.