In Conversation | Morgan Parker & Rachel Long | Granta

In Conversation

Morgan Parker & Rachel Long

‘I’m not like, it’s slavery’s fault I’m single, but also I’m like, it is slavery’s fault I’m single’

Morgan Parker

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, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Magical Negro, which won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. 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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Rachel Long

Rachel Long is a poet and the founder of Octavia: Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour, set up in response to the lack of inclusion in poetry and the academy. She is Assistant Tutor on the Barbican Young Poets programme, and Poetry Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire. Her debut poetry collection, My Darling from the Lions is forthcoming from Picador in July 2020.

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