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Three poets discuss their new books, exploring love and violence, anger and desire, vulnerability and pain, grief and mortality, justice and blackness, and more. Featuring Dawn Lundy Martin (Good Stock Strange Blood), Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé), and Danez Smith (Don’t Call Us Dead), with moderator Béalleka. Presented in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.
Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. Her debut YA novel Who Put This Song On? will be published in Fall 2019 from Delacorte Press, and her debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World/Random House. Park3er is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the creator and host of Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets with Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She lives in Los Angeles.