Trapped In Sunny, Stifling, Small Town Suburbia, Seventeen Year Old Morgan Knows Why She S In Therapy She Can T Count The Number Of Times She S Been The Only Non White Person At The Sleepover, Been Teased For Her Weird Outfits, And Been Told She S Not Really Black Also, She S Spent Most Of Her Summer Crying In Bed So There S That, TooLately, It Feels Like The Whole World Is Listening To The Same Terrible Track On Repeat And It S Telling Them How To Feel, Who To Vote For, What To Believe Morgan Wonders, When Can She Turn This Song Off And Begin Living For Herself Life May Be A Never Ending Hamster Wheel Of Agony, But Morgan Finds Her Crew Of Fellow Outcasts, Blasts Music Like There S No Tomorrow, Discovers What Being Black Means To Her, And Finally Puts Her Mental Health First She Decides That, No Matter What, She Will Always Be Intense, Ridiculous, Passionate, And Sometimes Hilarious After All, Darkness Doesn T Have To Be A Bad Thing Darkness Is Just Real
Morgan Parker is the author of THERE ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAN BEYONC , a Goodreads Choice Award semi finalist, and OTHER PEOPLE S COMFORT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT, selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize Her poetry and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Paris Review, The BreakBeat Poets New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop, Best American Poetry 2016, The New York Times, and The Nation She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow She is a Sagittarius.
- 336 pages
- Who Put This Song On?
- Morgan Parker
- 08 September 2018 Morgan Parker