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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

by Morgan Parker

eBook
  • A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Collection of Spring
  • A Paris Review Staff Pick
  • A Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at NPR.org, BuzzFeed, VICE, NYLON, and more
  • "This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star." —Terrance Hayes

    The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist's office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersections of vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust, of tragedy and excellence. Unrelentingly feminist, tender, ruthless, and sequined, these poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in an age of non-indictments and deja vu, and a time of wars over bodies and power. These poems celebrate and mourn. They are a chorus chanting: You're gonna give us the love we need.

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    Publisher: Tin House Books

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: February 16, 2017

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    • ISBN: 9781941040546
    • File size: 1040 KB
    • Release date: February 16, 2017

    EPUB eBook

    • ISBN: 9781941040546
    • File size: 814 KB
    • Release date: February 16, 2017


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    subjects

    Fiction Poetry

    Languages

    English

  • A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Collection of Spring
  • A Paris Review Staff Pick
  • A Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at NPR.org, BuzzFeed, VICE, NYLON, and more
  • "This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star." —Terrance Hayes

    The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist's office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersections of vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust, of tragedy and excellence. Unrelentingly feminist, tender, ruthless, and sequined, these poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in an age of non-indictments and deja vu, and a time of wars over bodies and power. These poems celebrate and mourn. They are a chorus chanting: You're gonna give us the love we need.

    Expand title description text