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5 Questions for Morgan Parker

By on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 9:04 am

Free Water and Morgan Parker's Other People's Comforts Keeps Me Up At Night

Morgan Parker will be reading at Free Water 8 on Friday, August 14th, at KGB, at 7 p.m. along with Tommy Pico, Lynn Melnick, and Angel Nafis.

What is the best poetry advice you’ve received?

Morgan Parker: Write drunk, edit sober.

What are you currently working on?

Parker: A YA novel about my experience growing up in the suburbs, my second poetry collection, and a trillion other things.

In a previous interview with EKR, Britt said “everything is sound.” So if everything is sound, how would you describe yours? Or, disagree.

Parker: I guess sort of like a playlist of Sun Ra and Sonic Youth? Some weeping in the background?

What is the last book you read?

Parker: Fred Moten’s “The Feel Trio,” and I’m finishing “A Little Life.”

What’s your favorite drink (besides FREE WATER)?

Parker: Wine. Any wine and all the wines.


Find Morgan Parker online at, follow her on twitter @morganapple, get Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me up at Night from Switchback Books, and see her in real life at Free Water 8 on August 14th at KGB Bar. Follow Freewater on Twitter @FreeWaterArts.



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