In Conversation | Morgan Parker & Rachel Long | Granta

In Conversation

Morgan Parker & Rachel Long

‘Everyone should be thinking about how they do their thing specifically, how they can use their influences combined with their own language, music and experience.’

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’s debut collection, My Darling from the Lions, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Costa Poetry Award. She is the founder of the Octavia Poetry Collective for women of colour.

Photograph © Amaal Said

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