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African American Women Writers

Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (2015), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (2017), and Magical Negro (2019), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Parker earned a BA from Columbia University and an MFA in Poetry from New York University. She is a Cave Canem graduate fellow, and creator and host of the live talk show Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel. She co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. With poet Angel Nafis, she runs The Other Black Girl Collective, an internationally touring Black Feminist poetry duo. She lives in Los Angeles.*

Genre: Coming-of-age stories; Poetry; Realistic fiction

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*“Morgan Parker.” Poetry Foundation, Accessed 8 February 2022.

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