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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by [Parker, Morgan]
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Length: 97 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Some of the most brilliant and daring poetry published in recent years. From police violence to the Obamas to, well, Beyoncé, this collection is not only visceral and beautiful but also full of wit, pop culture and political references. (Elle magazine)

An excellent collection of poems (Jon McGregor, New Statesman, Books of the Year 2017)

Full of soul, sass, vim and attitude . . Playful, angry, sexy and as accessible as it is acerbic. (Tatler, Sebastian Shakespeare)

Parker's poems are the real thing. By turns lyrical and declarative, rich with striking details and unexpected images (Poetry Review)

This singular poetry collection is a dynamic meditation on the experience of, and societal narratives surrounding, contemporary black womanhood. . . . Ranging from orderly couplets to an itemized list titled after Jay Z's "99 Problems" to lines interrupted by gaping white space, these exquisite poems defy categorization. (The New Yorker)

[A] brash, risqué collection that explores what it means to be a black woman in contemporary American culture. Parker, whose first book won the Gatewood Prize, is as self-assured as the women who appear in these pages, including Queen Latifah, Nikki Giovanni and Michelle Obama. Cultural references, old songs and classic poems spark observations about feminism, sex and desire at a time when "There's far too many of me dying./ The present is not so different." . . . Each woman in this fierce collection wants to be seen for who she is, not what society wants her to be, and each demands respect. (Washington Post)

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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

Morgan Parker's highly anticipated, fierce new collection of poetry uses political and pop-cultural references as a framework to explore 21st century black womanhood and its complexities

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 310 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1941040535
  • Publisher: Corsair (2 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06X3WN7MX
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #467,339 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most helpful customer reviews on 3.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews
4.0 out of 5 starsParker's Brilliant Style Is Difficult
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5.0 out of 5 starsstunning & worthwhile
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5.0 out of 5 starsReading Parker makes me feel like maybe we aren't just going to muddle through to ...
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5.0 out of 5 starsParker's poems are feminist fire. Highly recommended collection of sizzling poems.
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Gail Kepley
5.0 out of 5 starsThese poems aren't an easy read. It sometimes took me two rereads just ...
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