Morgan Parker

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Morgan Parker reads her poem "Black Woman With Chicken" for Pen Pal Poets. Her debut collection, Other People's Comfort Keeps Me up at Night (Switchback Books, 2015), was selected for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and her second collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in February 2017. Parker is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Robin Coste Lewis and Claudia Rankine

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"She creates an intimate space in which these bodies can connect," says Claudia Rankine, describing the poems in Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (Knopf, 2015) by Robin Coste Lewis. Lewis won the 2015 National Book Award in poetry for her debut collection and is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Restaurant Business

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In this video, Halle Butler reads her short story “The Restaurant Business” alongside her illustrations at the Brain Frame performative comics and zine series in Chicago. Butler is the author of the debut novel, Jillian (Curbside Splendor, 2015), and a 2017 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.

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Poets & Writers Live: Chicago Highlights

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Poets & Writers Live was at Chicago's Instituto Cervantes on June 20, 2015, for a program featuring Li-Young Lee, Marc Kelly Smith, Kevin Coval, Haki Madhubuti, Roger Reeves, Parneshia Jones, Megan Stielstra, and many other authors, editors, agents, and literary professionals. More information about this and other Poets & Writers Live events can be found at pw.org/live.

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