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The Resource Magical negro : poems, Morgan Parker

Magical negro : poems, Morgan Parker

Label
Magical negro : poems
Title
Magical negro
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Morgan Parker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Parker presents an archive of black everydayness; a catalog of contemporary folk heroes. Her poems are both elegy and jive, joke and declaration. She connects themes of loneliness, displacement, grief, ancestral trauma, and objectification while exploring the troubling tropes and stereotypes of Black Americans. -- adapted from front flap
  • "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."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Morgan
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • POETRY / American / African American
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss
  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • Noires américaines
  • American poetry
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • American poetry
Label
Magical negro : poems, Morgan Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let us now praise famous magical Negroes -- Field Negro field notes -- Popular Negro punchlines
Control code
1051777996
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781947793187
Lccn
2018041653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40028847158
System control number
(OCoLC)1051777996
Label
Magical negro : poems, Morgan Parker
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let us now praise famous magical Negroes -- Field Negro field notes -- Popular Negro punchlines
Control code
1051777996
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781947793187
Lccn
2018041653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40028847158
System control number
(OCoLC)1051777996

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