A Fortune for Your Disaster: Poems (Compact Disc)

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A beautiful collection navigating the landscape of race, loss, and love. Abdurraqib's words may inspire you to cry big, globby tears in public spaces. 


Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

Picked by Arti in Fort Greene


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781684573202
ISBN-10: 1684573203
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: September 18th, 2019
Language: English