There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

Book - 2017
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The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God,and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing alavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in thetherapist's office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersectionsof vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust,of tragedy and excellence. Unrelentingly feminist,tender, ruthless, and sequined, these poems are an altarto the complexities of black American womanhood inan age of non-indictments and deja vu, and a time ofwars over bodies and power. These poems celebrate andmourn. They are a chorus chanting: You're gonna giveus the love we need.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Tin House Books, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781941040539
Branch Call Number: 811.6 PARKER M
Characteristics: 85 pages ; 22 cm


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MickC_KCMO Aug 09, 2017

I will admit that I don't read a lot of poetry, but it didn't take me long to recognize the quality of the written words on each page of Morgan Parker's book. Beautiful and thoughtful, each poem in this short book is worth your time and effort.

Apr 19, 2017

My mom never taught me "if you have nothing nice to say...", but I'm trying to be a better human being. Translation: this isn't for me and I'm not for it. I love poetry and I really like Beyoncé, but those two things didn't help me enjoy or want to understand this collection or any given poem within. It's not bad stuff; it's poetry!

This would be a great "in" with people who think they hate poetry, or are afraid of it. Maybe do a tie-in exercise writing dirty limericks about Queen Bey? *shrug*


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