From the author of Magical Negro, Winner of the National Book Critic’s Circle Award
Named a Best Book of Summer 2021 by Publishers Weekly
“Hilarious and hard-hitting . . . it ripples with energy, insight, and searing music.” —Tracy K. Smith, author of Wade in the Water
Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night—the book that launched the career of one of our most important young American poets—is back in print.
The debut collection from award-winning poet Morgan Parker demonstrates why she’s become one of the most beloved writers working today. Her command of language is on full display. Parker bobs and weaves between humor and pathos, grief and anxiety, Gwendolyn Brooks and Jay-Z, the New York School and reality television. She collapses any foolish distinctions between the personal and the political, the “high” and the “low.” Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night not only introduced an essential new voice to the world, it contains everything readers have come to love about Morgan Parker’s work.