Magical negro : poems
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Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2019.
ISBN
9781947793187 (pbk.)
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95 pages ; 22 cm
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Published
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2019.
Format
Book
Street Date
1902
Language
English
ISBN
9781947793187 (pbk.)

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Magical Negro is an archive of black everydayness, a catalog of contemporary folk heroes, an ethnography of ancestral grief, and an inventory of figureheads, idioms, and customs. These American poems are both elegy and jive, joke and declaration, songs of congregation and self-conception. They connect themes of loneliness, displacement, grief, ancestral trauma, and objectification, while exploring and troubling tropes and stereotypes of Black Americans. Focused primarily on depictions of black womanhood alongside personal narratives, the collection tackles interior and exterior politics--of both the body and society, of both the individual and the collective experience. In Magical Negro, Parker creates a space of witness, of airing grievances, of pointing out patterns. In these poems are living documents, pleas, latent traumas, inside jokes, and unspoken anxieties situated as firmly in the past as in the present--timeless black melancholies and triumphs.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Parker, M. (2019). Magical negro: poems (First U.S. Edition.). Tin House Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Morgan. 2019. Magical Negro: Poems. Tin House Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Morgan. Magical Negro: Poems Tin House Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Morgan. Magical Negro: Poems First U.S. Edition., Tin House Books, 2019.

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