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Moderated by Rujeko Hockley
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
Launch of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé
Pushcart Prize-winning writer Morgan Parker comes to BAM for the launch of her new poetry collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. In this ranging discussion Parker talks to the Brooklyn Museum's Rujeko Hockley about 21st-century black American womanhood, politics, art, and pop culture.
The event will include a reading from There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, a discussion, an audience Q&A, and a book signing with Morgan Parker.
Parker is a nationally acclaimed poet and writer whose work can be found in The Paris Review, The New York Times, and her debut collection Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. Parker uses political and pop-cultural references as a framework to explore contemporary black American womanhood, mining the complexities of performance, depression, sexual exoticism, racism, and femininity. Her new poetry collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, is published by Tin House.
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