EVENT: On Thursday 25 July Morgan Parker, author of There are more beautiful things than Beyoncé, will be a the shop to read from her latest collection Magical Negro and discuss her work with gal-dem's Georgina Lawton. Book tickets here.
Sammy Davis Jr.
There are no dressing rooms for you
snickering in golf pants
they regret to inform
stirring bloodies with celery stalks
a clan by any other name
growing slowly in the courtyard
the life of a thief, a spider bite
dead between the eyes
belly-round with misfortune
you remember your mother, fireflies
smear your cheekbones in whiteout
you wait outside until you are called
A fountain lights up, you forgive, again
heaven drools with indifference