Review — Parker’s There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce


There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
Morgan Parker

“I do whatever I want because I could die any minute

I don’t mean YOLO I mean they are hunting me”

This book is a gut punch. Full of lines like the above, angry and wounded. But it is also full of moments of real tenderness and intimacy, and of humor, and of things I can’t really name or understand but still think are beautiful.

I don’t read that much modern poetry, but multiple people recommended this one to me and I’m so glad they did. Timely and timeless, I think people will be reading this slim volume for many years to come.

Recommended.

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