A Fortune for Your Disaster


      A Fortune for Your Disaster
In his much anticipated follow up to The Crown Ain t Worth Much, poet, essayist, biographer, and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib has written a book of poems about how one rebuilds oneself after a heartbreak, the kind that renders them a different version of themselves than the one they knew It s a book about a mother s death, and admitting that Michael Jordan pushed off, about forgiveness, and how none of the author s black friends wanted to listen to Don t Stop Believin It s about wrestling with histories, personal and shared Abdurraqib uses touchstones from the world outside from Marvin Gaye to Nikola Tesla to his neighbor s dogs to create a mirror, inside of which every angle presents a new possibility. Download A Fortune for Your Disaster – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain t Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston Wright Legacy Award With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 you cannot get it any and he is very sorry His first collection of essays, They Can t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet essayist Eve Ewing His next books are Go Ahead In The Rain, a biography of A Tribe Called Quest due out in 2019 by University of Texas Press, and They Don t Dance No Mo , due out in 2020 by Random House Yes, he would like to talk to you about your favorite bands and your favorite sneakers.

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  • A Fortune for Your Disaster
  • Hanif Abdurraqib
  • 13 January 2017

10 thoughts on “ A Fortune for Your Disaster

  1. says:

    hanif abdurraqib s new collection of poetry, a fortune for your disaster is an emotionally stirring and deeply personal work of grief, sorrow, loss, self reflection, remembrance, violence, love, death, and heartbreak romantic and otherwise the polymathic authors casts a wide net, but his precise and unabashed imagery commands an unflinching gaze with his trademark interpolation of popular culture, hanif s poems can stir your heart almost as easily as they can stop it an obviously gifted and hanif abdurraqib s new collection of poetry, a fortune for your disaster is an emotionally stirring and deeply personal work of grief, sorrow, loss, self reflection, remembrance, violence, love, death, and heartbreak romantic and otherwise the polymathic authors casts a wide net, but his precise and unabashed imagery commands an unflinching gaze with his trademark interpolation of popular culture, hanif s poems can stir your heart almost as easily as they can stop it an obviously gifted and candid writer, hanif s poetry as well as his prose maps the connections between the forgotten and the unforgettable a fortune for your disaster is gritty and graceful, piercing and profound.it s not like nikola tesla knew all of those people were going to dieeveryone wants to write about godbut no one wants to imagine their godas the finger trembling inside a grenadepin s ring or the red vine of blood coughed into a child s palmwhile they cradle the head of ...

  2. says:

    3.5 5.I m still fresh on Hanif s approach to poetry, though I really enjoyed quite a few of these It Is Once Again the Summer of My Discontent This Is How We Do It, Watching A Fight At the New Haven Dog Park, First Two Dogs and Then Their Owners, The Ghost of Marvin Gaye Plays the Dozens With the Pop Charts, I Tend to Think Forgiveness Looks the Way It Does In Movies, and Welcome to Heartbreak I love the way Hanif leans into the experience of heartbreak, death, and mourning, an 3.5 5.I m still fresh on Hanif s approach to poetry, though I really enjoyed quite a few of these It Is Once Again the Summer of My Discontent This Is How We Do It, Watching A Fight At the New Haven Dog Park, First Two Dogs and Then Their Owners, The Ghost of Marvin Gaye Plays the Dozens With the Pop Charts, I Tend to Think Forgiveness Looks the Way It Does In Movies, and Welcome to Heartbreak I love the way Hanif leans into the experience of heartbreak, death, and mourning...

  3. says:

    Reading A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib was engaging, cathartic, and soul stirring all at the same time These poems will haunt you, leave you deep in thought long after you ve finished reading They will sit with you like a recently found, long lost friend who has no intentions of leaving anytime soon And I think it s necessary So often we want to push tragedy and sadness out of our hearts and minds, using any catalyst for comfort we can conjure up These poems trigger us, mak Reading A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib was engaging, cathartic, and soul s...

  4. says:

    Hanif Abdurraqib s writing never fails to move me, puzzle me, and make me think I tried to pace myself through this poetry collection, focusing and contemplating, but taking breaks to let it sink in.The poems in this collection are heavy, exploring topics like loss,...

  5. says:

    breathless

  6. says:

    First I read it through Then I re read all the poems with the title How Can Black People Write About Flowers At a Time Like This I counted 12 Then I re read all the poems with The Ghost of Marvin Gaye in the title 7 Then I re read all the poems with the title It s Not Like Nikola Tesla Knew All Those People Were Going to Die 3 Then I re read the two poems entitled I Tend to Think Forgiveness Looks the Way It Does in the Movies Then I re read all the poems that had non repeatin First I read it through Then I re read all the poems with the title How Can Black People Write About Flowers At a Time Like This I counted 12 Then I re read all the poems with The Ghost of Marvin Gaye in the title 7 Then I re read all the poems with the title It s Not Like Nikola Tesla Knew All Those People Were Going to Die...

  7. says:

    Hanif Abdurraqib demonstrates a wide range of influences in A Fortune for Your Disaster, which takes its title from Fall Out Boy song lyrics, with poems that weave together Nikola Tesla, Christopher Nolan s film The Prestige, the ghost of Marvin Gaye, and song lyrics from artists including Kanye We...

  8. says:

    Visceral poetry focused on grief and anger You can feel the loss in his poetry There is a need to feel something, anything, that comes after grief Even if it means to stare down an enemy or hoping two people get into a fight in a dog park The need to feel something real is palpable It s a book on grief and desperation It is a need for human contact after a loss OTES FROMA Fortune for Your DisasterHanif AbdurraqibSeptember 10, 2019The Pledge, p 10Imagine, instead the place where you have Visceral poetry focused on grief and anger You can feel the loss in his poetry There is a need to feel something, anything, that comes after grief Even if it means to stare down an enemy or hoping two people get into a fight in a dog park The need to feel something real is palpable It s a book on grief and desperation It is a need for human contact after a loss OTES FROMA Fortune for Your DisasterHanif AbdurraqibSeptember 10, 2019The Pledge, p 10Imagine, instead the place where you have a bed of your own a table to sit across from someone who laughs thick echoing at your smallest joy as an open palm then the fingers closeSeptember 11, 2019The Pledge, p 15If one must pray, I imagine it is most worthwhile to pray towards endings The only difference between sunsets and funerals is whether or not a town mistakes the howls of a crying woman for madness.Se...

  9. says:

    I do not know how Hanif Abdurraqib does it Everytime These poems beat out the already amazing poems from The Crown Ain t Worth Much.

  10. says:

    Yeah, this is amazing If one must pray, I imagineIt is most worthwhile to pray toward endings The only difference between sunsets and funeralsis whether or not a town mistakes the howlsof a crying woman for madness. from It s Not Like Nikola Tesla Knew All of Those People Were Going to Die Mercy, like the boy pulling back a fist as the small straydog below him trembles with its eyes shut Mercy, that boy then walking into the arms of this mother,who once dragged him from a home ransacked by Yeah, this is amazing If one must pray, I imagineIt is most worthwhile to pray toward endings The only difference between sunsets and funeralsis whether or not a town mistakes the howlsof a crying woman for madness. from It s Not Like Nikola Tesla Knew All of Those People Were Going to Die Mercy, like the boy pulling back a fist as the small straydog below him trembles with its eyes shut Mercy, that boy then walking into the arms of this mother,who once dragged him from a home ransacked by a man s violence Mercy, the city unfolding its wide generous palms over your skin the way a city does when it opens itself up darkness to pour intoits open mouth you, to...

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