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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
80 pages; Tin House Books
For avid poetry fans, this is a bold, indispensable entry into the contemporary canon. And if you haven't read verse since 12th-grade English class, know this: Morgan Parker is anything but a dead white male. Her most recent collection venerating black female power vibrates with mad, hot genius. And her language—raw, fierce—will shock you to life like a defibrillator on your soul.