The first thing you have to understand is that Morgan Parker is one of the most fascinating poets working today. She writes poems that are clever, beautiful, political, playful, breathtaking. The second thing is that Beyoncé is one of the most potent icons in contemporary popular culture. Now imagine what happens when those two—poet and icon—meet in verse. I know I’m excited to see what happens and thrilled to watch Parker continue killing it on the page. Plus, Roxane Gay loves this book and says that “Every poem will get its hooks into you.” So there’s that, too.
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