Today's poem is "I never met Donald Trump but I sure have been grabbed by the you-know-what"
from I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On

YesYes Books

Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Black Goat / Akashic Books 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011), which won the Noemi book award for poetry and was a finalist for the Gatewood Prize at Switchback Books; Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015), a hybrid collection framed by a letter to fear written during artist Ann Hamilton's Park Avenue Armory installation the event of a thread; and the narrative collection I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017). Individual works appear in Fence, Tin House, Gulf Coast, The Offing, jubilat, Tupelo Quarterly, Poor Claudia, Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Volta Book of Poets, Fire & Ink: A Social Action Anthology, The Force of What's Possible and widely in other journals and anthologies. She serves as core faculty in poetry and playwriting for the low-residency Mile-High MFA in creative writing at Regis University. She is also raising a teenager.

Books by Khadijah Queen:

Other poems on the web by Khadijah Queen:
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"Leaving a Seaside House"
"La Katrina"
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Four poems

Khadijah Queen's Website.

Khadijah Queen According to Wikipedia.

Khadijah Queen on Twitter.

Khadijah Queen on Facebook.

About I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On:

"I'm So Fine is an accumulation that is the feminine memory that has had enough. This book is strength, is a critique, is subversive, is a woman, a fist, an lol, an F.U., a refusal, a gaze back at the gaze, is inevitable freedom wearing a flowered dress Kente cloth bomber jacket red lipstick white jeans a velvet choker white platform sandals a black turtleneck electric blue column dress an eggshell blouse with a high collar & pearl buttons is wearing a powerful woman's body and mind."
—Natalie Diaz

"Khadijah Queen's fearless new collection, I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, is equal parts illuminating and disconcerting, much like the celebrity cultures and patriarchal systems the book critiques. These always stylish, quick-witted pieces serve as a pop culture archive—of almost forgotten R&B singers and A-list movie stars, rappers and comedians—while breaking down fame in all of its glittery, corporation-supported entitlement. By offering us a sophisticated new lens through which we might view self-actualization, Queen reframes our understandings of gender and notoriety."
—Adrian Matejka

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