There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé: Poetry performance with Morgan Parker and Friends

March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join award-winning poet Morgan Parker and some of Portland’s best high school poets, Maia Abbruzzese (Lincoln High School), Tea Serena Johnson (Grant High School), and Claudia Valdez (Roosevelt High School), for a dynamic performance in the Constructing Identity galleries. In conversation with the exhibition, writers will share original work exploring race, gender, identity, and community. Parker was recently featured in Best American Poetry and is half of the performance duo The Other Black Girl Collective. She recently published the collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé.

Organized in partnership with Tin House Books.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.