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Wed Mar 13 2019 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Body Is a Person: Morgan Parker

Housing Works Bookstore11:00pm


“2019 justly belongs to Morgan Parker. Her poems shred me with their intelligence, dark humor and black-hearted vision. Parker is one of this generation’s best minds, able to hold herself and her world, which includes all of us, up to impossible lights, revealing every last bit of our hopes, failings, possibilities and raptures.” —Danez Smith In Magical Negro, Parker creates a space of witness, of airing grievances, of pointing out patterns. In these poems are living documents, pleas, latent traumas, inside jokes, and unspoken anxieties situated as firmly in the past as in the present―timeless black melancholies and triumphs. Please join Parker to celebrate her stunning new poetry collection, which our board member Glory Edim describes as, "wry and atmospheric, an epic work of aural pleasures and personifications that demands to be read―both as an account of a private life and as searing political protest.” Parker will be accompanied by special guests Camonghne Felix (Build Yourself a Boat) and Angel Nafis (BlackGirl Mansion)

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Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012, USA