Title

“It’s About Multiplicity”: A Conversation with Morgan Parker

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-30-2018

Publication Title

MELUS

Volume

43

Issue

3

First page number:

148

Last page number:

162

Abstract

In this interview with multi-genre writer Morgan Parker, author of the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (2015) and There are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (2017), Hanna Andrews and Parker discuss her writing influences and background, her poem-making process, and her work’s focus on black womanhood, double/triple consciousness, and contemporary culture. This conversational and candid interview, which took place during Parker’s book tour for her second collection, offers an inside look at the way the figure of Beyoncé became an ever-shifting presence throughout Parker’s poems, and how this presence allowed Parker to interrogate ideas of beauty, examine historical and current representations of black women, and excavate dimensions of the self.

Disciplines

Poetry

Language

English

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