Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncéOther People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night, and the forthcoming poetry collection Magical Negro. Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? is forthcoming in late 2019, and her debut book of nonfiction will be released in 2020. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Tin House, 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. She 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 hosts Reparations, Live!, co-curates the Poets With Attitude reading series with Tommy Pico, and with Angel Nafis she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She lives in Los Angeles.


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“Why Do You Feel Comfortable”: On Morgan Parker’s “Magical Negro”


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