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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Morgan Parker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Morgan Parker, often where they are interviewed.

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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Morgan Parker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Morgan Parker, often where they are interviewed.

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Social Listening Edition | Poetry Workshop featuring poems by Dr. Eve L. Ewing & Morgan Parker

The Real Hoodwives of Chicago
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Join us for a check in and writing session.

1. what parts of home make you feel connected to the world?
2. how do you prepare yourself at home?
3. what are some rituals/daily actions you have been doing?
4. who does your home protect you from?
5. what parts of the world do you keep outside of your home?
6. what parts of your home are you ready to explore?

write a conjuring for yourself/blessing to come/your home.
write a portrait of yourself as a body of land/your home.

poems heard in this episode:
“what I mean when I say I’m sharpening my oyster knife” by Eve L. Ewing (as found in Electric Arches; published by Haymarket Books 2017.)

“Let Me Handle My Business, Damn” by Morgan Parker (as found in There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé; published by Tin House Books 2017.)


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Apr 05 2020



Morgan Parker: Magical Negro

The Cheeky Natives
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Morgan Parker is American poet, novelist, and editor and the author of the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (2015), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (2017), and Magical Negro (2019), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award poetry prize. Alongside poet Angel Nafis, she runs The Other Black Girl Collective, an internationally touring Black Feminist poetry duo.

She sat down with The Cheeky Natives in an extensive conversation to discuss her poetry collection Magical Negro. The conversation took place during the Open Book Festival in Cape Town, in Parker’s first visit to South Africa.

In what may only be described as a sermon, lecture and a hallelujah moment, Parker took us to church while reading from this collection.
The New York Times describes this collection as, “a work that explores the gap between black experience and the white imagination’s version of it”. What an apt description, if only lacking in a description of the vividness and clarity with which Parker captures the chasm between the lived experience of Blackness and the mirage created by privilege.

The title is a popular reference to the trope of a Black character who appears to almost always assist a white character using strange, sometimes supernatural wisdom. However, what Parker does in using these characters to challenge white supremacy’s multiple violence against black womxnhood and its limited imagining of Blackness.

Straddling the contemporary and classic, in ways mirroring that of the Black experience, where one lives in multiple ages affected by the issues of their predecessors. In her poem “Now More Than Ever, “defining the title phrase as something whites say “to express their surprise / and disapproval of social or political conditions which, / to the Negro, are devastatingly usual.” In the age of diversity and inclusivity, Parker’s poem is an ode to the eye roll all black people have done at white liberal catchphrases such as this.

A recurring theme is the invisibility and hypervisibility of Black women, as with “Magical Negro #3: The Strong Black Woman,” whose title character is sexualised to the point that the speaker suggests assaulting her, then says, “She / won’t feel nothing.” A powerful commentary on the assault on the humanity of black women contained in statements like “The Strong Black Woman”

Morgan Parker is prodigious. This podcast may be the beginning of a powerful conversation about the work and words of Black people.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 31mins


Michael Lee, "THE ONLY WORLDS WE KNOW" and Morgan Parker "MAGICAL NEGRO"

Skylight Books Podcast Series
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Join poets Morgan Parker (Magical Negro) and Michael Lee (The Only Worlds We Know) as they read from their respective collections.

Mar 02 2020

1hr 4mins


Episode 159 - Morgan Parker

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
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Welcome back! This week, celebrated poet, author, and essayist Morgan Parker sits with Sam to discuss her latest book, Magical Negro. They talk about what poetry can look (and sound) like in the Internet era, the loneliness of being a writer in LA, Morgan's experiences of dating (and writing about) white men named Matt, the visceral intensity of her book readings, and how mass (predominately white) audiences engage with her work.

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Feb 16 2020

1hr 17mins


EP 80 - The Miracle That Is Sport with Morgan Parker

Global Travel Channel Podcast Show
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Traveling to a major global sporting event like the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019 can be a life changing experience. Australian Rugby and sporting enthusiast Morgan Parker takes us to the two semi finals in Yokohama City during this years World Cup, and shares his experience on what it is like to attend a globally celebrated sporting event. This is not only a great insight into the Rugby World Cup but on how sports in general connects, ignites and feeds our souls perhaps like nothing else we do.  

Nov 25 2019

1hr 6mins


Episode 25: Self-Love 101: Art Is Healing by Empris Durden & There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker

The Black Bibliophile Podcast
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Hello, fellow Bibliophiles!

This week I am reviewing Self-Love 101: art is healing by Empris Durden & There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker. Sorry for my absence last week I have been having tons of chronic illness flares and was unable to produce an episode. But let us bask in the beauty that is these two books and more forward!
Books Mentioned in The Episode

Self-Love 101: art is healing by Empris Durden
Digital Sunset Digital Sunrise by Kaixxa Bautista (aka Empris Durden)

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker
Magical Negro by Morgan Parker
Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night by Morgan Parker
Who Put This Song On by Morgan Parker

All books can either be found at your local bookstore or Online. Support your local book store and shop local.

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Empris Durden
Instagram: @empris.durden
Twitter: @emprisdurden

Morgan Parker
Instagram: @morganapple0
Twitter: @morganapple

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Nov 15 2019



S2E3 - Episode 53 - Morgan Parker, Tim Strange and Stomp Photography

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In this special episode we welcome MPW and FTW wrestler Morgan Parker as he discusses the promising career that lies ahead. We also welcome Darlington based Stomp Photography, Michael's work is known within the ringposts of federations across the North East including FTW and Tidal Wrestling and we're delighted to have him live in the studio. Plus we have an extra special extended pre record with Tim Strange you won't hear anywhere else! We're also delighted to see Chris, Lucas and James in studio alongside Wayne (who was full of cold!) and let this episode mark another fantastic chance to talk British Wrestling!

Oct 12 2019

1hr 32mins


Writer to Writer: Ishmael Reed and Morgan Parker

Bay Area Book Festival Podcast
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Join this cross-generational conversation between two dynamic Black American writers and cultural critics exploring the history and future of the American literary landscape. The legendary Ishmael Reed, Macarthur Genius Fellow, founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, and author of over 30 books including his newest “Conjugating Hindi,” sits down with rising literary star Morgan Parker, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Pushcart Prize winner, and author of the new poetry collection “Magical Negro.” Sponsored by Zoetic Press.

Aug 01 2019

1hr 12mins


Morgan Parker vs. Now

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Morgan Parker has some through-lines. The poet, editor, and YA novelist has been making and shaping literary work since third grade, when she launched her own publishing house (and hilarity ensued). She talks about follow-through, trying to do everything, being a millenial who isn’t very millenial, escaping to the ‘70s, and much more. 

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Jul 23 2019

1hr 2mins


Season 2: Morgan Parker

New Limestone Review Podcast
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Poets Angel Dye and Jeremy Flick interview Morgan Parker.

Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro (Tin House 2019), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House 2017), and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015). Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be released by Delacorte Press on September 24, 2019. A debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World/ Random House. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. Parker is the creator and host of Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. Morgan is a Sagittarius, and she lives in Los Angeles.

May 01 2019

1hr 2mins