Morgan Parker – Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Morgan Parker’s debut poetry collection, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, published by Switchback Books. Eileen Myles selected Parker’s debut as the winner of the 2013 Gatewood Prize and said of her work, “Where sentences come from (in me) breaks down when I read these poems. There are piles of masterpieces here.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Co-host poets Rio Cortez and Matthew Rohrer discuss Morgan Parker’s debut
Act 3: Matthew Rohrer speaks with Morgan Parker about learning not to hate poetry, taking inspiration from friends, and stomachs in poems
Listen to the full episode here:
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ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS:
Rio Cortez lives in NYC. She is a Pushcart nominee and graduate of the MFA program at NYU. She has received fellowships from Poet’s House, Cave Canem and Canto Mundo Foundations. Poems can be found at Prairie Schooner, Sugar House Review, Huizache Magazine, Chrorus: A Mixtape and elsewhere.
Matthew Rohrer is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Surrounded by Friends, published in April by Wave Books.