the tiny temple readings & conversations

morgan parker & marcus wicker

Friday, december 1, 2017 at 7pm | free & open to the public
the theatre cafe @ playhouse on the square
66 cooper street, memphis, tennessee

Morgan Parker, L.A.-based poet and author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, joins Marcus Wicker, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Memphis and author of Silencer, for a reading and conversation.


marcus wicker

Author of Silencer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and Maybe the Saddest Thing (HarperPerennial, 2012), which won the National Poetry Series and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award, Marcus has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Poetry Foundation. Wicker is the poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review, and he teaches at the University of Memphis.

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morgan parker

Author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), Morgan's work has been published and anthologized in The New York Times, The Paris ReviewBest American Poetry 2016BuzzFeed, The Nation, and more. She lives in Los Angeles.

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