Magical Negro

Author:   Morgan Parker
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
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9781472154071


Pages:   112
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Morgan Parker
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Corsair
Dimensions:   Width: 12.60cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 19.60cm
Weight:   0.104kg
ISBN:  

9781472154071


ISBN 10:   147215407
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star. * Terrance Hayes * Magical Negro is unsettlingly new: a book that incisively explores states of black womanhood with astonishing buoyancy and grief. I can't stop thinking about the songs it sings, songs that feel inevitable and yet unvoiced, complex and yet urgent; poems that are steeped in pop culture and the here-and-now of actual life while also being refracted through the darkest lens of American history. To read it is to wonder what each poem will do next, and to be reminded, over and over, of Parker's extraordinary lyric gifts. * Meghan O'Rourke * Parker's poetry is a sledgehammer covered in silk, exposing black women's vulnerability and power and underscoring what it means to be magical and in pain. * Buzzfeed *


If you're anxious for your snug perspective to be rattled and ripped asunder, for the predictable landscape you stroll to become all but unrecognizable, for things you thought you knew to slap you into another consciousness - brethren, have I got the book for you. Bey's bestie continues her reign with this restless, fierce, and insanely inventive way of walking through the world. Once again, children - ignore Ms. Parker at your peril. -- Patricia Smith, author of Incendiary Art This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star. -- Terrance Hayes, author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin Magical Negro is unsettlingly new: a book that incisively explores states of black womanhood with astonishing buoyancy and grief. I can't stop thinking about the songs it sings, songs that feel inevitable and yet unvoiced, complex and yet urgent; poems that are steeped in pop culture and the here-and-now of actual life while also being refracted through the darkest lens of American history. To read it is to wonder what each poem will do next, and to be reminded, over and over, of Parker's extraordinary lyric gifts. -- Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye Parker's poetry is a sledgehammer covered in silk, exposing black women's vulnerability and power and underscoring what it means to be magical and in pain. * Buzzfeed *


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Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce and Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. Magical Negro is her third collection. Her debut young adult novel will be published by Corsair in 2019. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. Her poetry and essays have been published and anthologized in numerous publications, including The Paris Review, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Best American Poetry 2016, The New York Times, and The Nation. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the creator and host of Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel in New York. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She is a Sagittarius, and she lives in Los Angeles.

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