Morgan Parker (writer)
Morgan Parker (born December 19, 1987) is an American poet, novelist, and editor.
- Some writers want to write something that doesn’t exist within a time, but I’m not interested in that. I want to capture particular moments in time…I’ve always seen my writing as an attempt to document and be specific in that documentation.
- On her poetry not existing in a vacuum in “You Are on Display: An Interview with Morgan Parker” in The Paris Review (2016 Jul 22)
- I just feel left out of the whole possibility of love and romance. I hate that that is related to my race, and I hate that I believe it. I hate that I have felt it for so long, and I hate that white women have it so easy. And it’s not that they are all beautiful or interesting—their face could look like a piece of paper, but there is a cultural perspective skewed towards them. We are asked to compare ourselves to them.
- On her feelings about romance in “Morgan Parker: ‘In the back of my mind I’m on a slave ship, yet I’m also here just telling you how it is.’” in Guernica Magazine (2019 Mar 22)
- I’m existing on all of these different planes: in one moment I’m here, then I’m in the future, then I’m on a slave ship…
- On code switching for Black people in “Morgan Parker: ‘In the back of my mind I’m on a slave ship, yet I’m also here just telling you how it is.’” in Guernica Magazine (2019 Mar 22)
- When we're born, our experience is half the time spent undoing these ideas that were placed onto our body since birth and then building a personal identity on top of that.
- On the Black experience in “'Magical Negro' Carries The Weight Of History” in NPR (2019 Feb 11)