Brooklyn's Loss is LA's Gain: Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico

April 5, 2019

Co-hosts Eric Newman and Kate Wolf talk with poets Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico about their respective new works, Magical Negro and Junk. Parker and Pico discuss how they use poetry to explore the experiences of oppressed communities, shuttling between the sublimity and nuance of everyday experiences and the larger cultural and political questions that saturate bodies, spaces, and relations. They also talk about how their aesthetic practice has changed as they have moved into writing novels and screenplays.