Cover Photo: Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

A Conversation with Morgan Parker

“I will always write about black womanhood and I will always be influenced by popular culture and our contemporary myth.”

Morgan Parker is one of the foremost poets of this generation, and that is not an understatement. Besides being published in The New York Times and The Nation, among many others, BuzzFeed listed her forthcoming book There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (out February 14) as one of the most exciting books to come out in 2017. I was lucky enough to be able to talk with Morgan about black womanhood, our enigma, and our struggle, as she prepares for the whirlwind of her book release and imminent tour:

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Morgan Jerkins is the web editorial assistant at Catapult. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Pacific Standard, The Toast, and Talking Points Memo, among many others.