A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017
A Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Collection of Spring
A Paris Review Staff Pick
A Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at NPR.org, BuzzFeed, VICE, NYLON, and more
The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé 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 déjà 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.
"This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star." (Terrance Hayes)
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