Hanif Abdurraqib is an experienced poet, essayist, and cultural critic. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, and various other journals. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was named book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, and Oprah Magazine. A Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, he is also an interviewer at Union Station Magazine. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.