Morgan Parker‘s much anticipated poetry collection is out today, and we’ve got the tunes to go with it. Here’s Morgan’s There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé-inspired playlist (and the current soundtrack to Tin House dance parties). From Louis Armstrong to Kendrick Lamar, and from Lady Gaga to Queen Bey herself, it’s five hours and 51 minutes of greatness.
Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books, 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Poetry, The New York Times, The Nation, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been anthologized in Why I Am Not a Painter, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and Best American Poetry 2016. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellowship. She lives with her dog, Braeburn, in Brooklyn, NY. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and, with poet Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective.