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Morgan Parker''s bombastic second book profoundly expresses a black millennial consciousness with anger and appetite

I can and have read Morgan Parker''''s poems over and over . . . She writes history and pleasure and kitsch and abstraction, then vanishes like a god in about 13 inches.--Eileen Myles

Parker's poetry is a sledgehammer covered in silk

Employing fierce language and eschewing fear of unflattering light

[A] tremendous new collection.--The Paris Review

[Parker''''s] second collection of poetry is a series of raw, unflinching examinations of race and womanhood.--Girlboss, "Five New Books That Will Make You a Better Feminist"

[Morgan Parker's] poems are delightful in their playful ability to rake through our contemporary moment in search of all manner of riches, just as they are devastating in their ability to remind us of what we look like when nobody''''s watching, and of what the many things we don''''t--or can''''t--say add up to.--Tracy K. Smith

"Art hurts," wrote poet Gwendolyn Brooks. "Art urges voyages." Morgan Parker's poems hurt deeply and voyage widely. They do not let you sit comfortably and idly and safe, but take you on an adventure like no other. Like the "Fantastic Voyage" promised by R&B legends Lakeside, Parker's work is "live, live, all the way live." Get on board this trip; it is like no other.--D.A. Powell

For the person who doesn't need their poetry to be "pretty." For the person who needs their poetry to be powerful in its beauty, in its ability to eviscerate them, in its willingness to go places they never knew existed before. For the person who drinks words like others drink water.--NYLON, Best Books of the Year

Parker's poems brings heat to the art of Mickalene Thomas, the racial politics of Barack Obama's presidency, the body politics of Beyoncé and the danger of moving through America in a black body.--TIME Magazine, Best Paperbacks of 2017

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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: #400,176 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews
Umama C.
4.0 out of 5 starsI was so glad a friend of mine recommended Parker's work to me
16 January 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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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 ...
23 February 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 starsMorgan Parker is brilliant. She is moving and funny and a true ...
24 April 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 starsPleasantly surprised
18 April 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
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Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars10/10 Would Read Again
8 December 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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