Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night: Poems

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5.4 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.34 pounds

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About the Author
Morgan Parker is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is the author of the young adult novel Who Put This Song On?; and the poetry collections Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, and Magical Negro, which won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. Parker's debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and has been hailed by The New York Times as "a dynamic craftsperson" of "considerable consequence to American poetry."
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I can and have read Morgan Parker's poems over and over. They make me high and think like this: Her mind and her thoughts can go anywhere in a poem. . . . There are piles of masterpieces here.--Eileen Myles
I love these poems by Morgan Parker. They tell everything exactly like it is, and they don't let us off the hook. . . . They hit you with the authority and moral clarity of Langston Hughes, and have the omnivorous eye of Frank O'Hara.--Matthew Rohrer
A poetic superstar.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Joyous, ironic, biting, knowing--Parker's sublime poetry encapsulates and reflects our era.-- "Oprah Daily"
[Parker's] writing crackles with caustic humor and wrenching insight. You know from jump that she's going places.-- "BuzzFeed"
Phenomenal.-- "Ms. Magazine"
Captivating.-- "ALTA"
Stellar.-- "Glamour"
The introduction to everything we love about Morgan Parker's work.-- "The Root"
Parker's work is a refreshing departure from a medium usually dominated by white culture and standards of worth. Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night is a collection well worth championing.-- "Broad Street Review"
What this re-release shows, more than anything, is that Parker has always possessed an uncanny ability to intermingle philosophy and lyric. . . . trust me, this is a collection you will want to spend time with.-- "The Poetry Question"