The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Poet as Bandleader with Hanif Abdurraqib

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Tags: Language, Sampling, Sound

About the Session

Using sound and explorations of sound to better define the shapes of our poems. For example, what can the use of sampling tell a writer about the different modes their familiar language can be in? Or, what can percussive sounds tell a writer about their word selections, and how the language they select fills out the poem, and gives it a wave of sonic delights. 

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2019 Hanif Abdurraqib
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems The Crown Ain't Worth Much was released by Button Poetry in 2016, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us was released to critical acclaim in November 2017 by Two Dollar Radio.