There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

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The only thing more beautiful than Beyonce is God, and God is a black woman sipping rose 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 85 pages
  • 135 x 211 x 15mm | 136g
  • Tin House Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 1941040535
  • 9781941040539
  • 34,025

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[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"show more

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