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BONUS: William Evans

William Evans
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Simon & Schuster
William Evans

In this bonus episode, poet and writer William Evans joins Hanif to discuss quitting your day job, being a parent, nerd fandom, DC vs. Marvel movies, and why black voices are needed in cultural criticism.

Their conversation was recorded in 2019 as a pilot for Small Joys. At that time, Williams was getting ready for the release of his book of poetry, We Inherit What the Fires Left.

William is also the co-creator of Black Nerd Problems, a website that covers the world of comic books, science fiction, and pop culture from the perspective of people of color. This September, Simon & Schuster will release a book of essays from the site.

Funding for Small Joys with Hanif Abdurraqib is provided by The Columbus Foundation.

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