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AÂ TIME MagazineÂ Best Paperback of 2017
One of Oprah Magazine's "Ten Best Books of 2017"
"This singular poetry collection is a dynamic meditation on the experience of, and societal narratives surrounding, contemporary black womanhood. . . . These exquisite poems defy categorization." âThe New YorkerThe only thing more beautiful than BeyoncÃ© is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosÃ© and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapistâs 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: Youâre gonna give us the love we need.
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