Morgan Parker

“I think often white masses are looking to black artists for some kind of explanation or guidance rather than just reading a book.” – Morgan Parker, episode 159 on Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

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.


Illustrations by: Krishna Shenoi.

Music by: Dylan Peck and Jinsang.

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