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Magical Negro: A Reading with Morgan Parker

  • First Church: Jamaica Plain 6 Eliot Street Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States (map)

Papercuts J.P. in association with The Jamaica Plain Forum proudly presents:
A Night with Morgan Parker

Author of the powerful new poetry collection, MAGICAL NEGRO (2/5/19, Tin House Books, Trade Paperback $15.95 )

DATE: MONDAY, February 11
TIME: 7:00PM
LOCATION: FIRST CHURCH: Jamaica Plain - 6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

“2019 justly belongs to Morgan Parker. Parker is one of this generation’s best minds, able to hold herself and her world, which includes all of us, up to impossible lights, revealing every last bit of our hopes, failings, possibilities and raptures.” - Danez Smith, T Magazine

Magical Negro is unsettlingly new: a book that incisively explores states of black womanhood with astonishing buoyancy and grief. I can't stop thinking about the songs it sings, songs that feel inevitable and yet unvoiced, complex and yet urgent; poems that are steeped in pop culture and the here-and-now of actual life while also being refracted through the darkest lens of American history. To read it is to wonder what each poem will do next, and to be reminded, over and over, of Parker's extraordinary lyric gifts.” - Meghan O'Rourke