I was recently lucky enough to curate a month of Sundress Publications’s The Wardrobe‘s Best Dressed, a project dedicated to showcasing outstanding work by women-identified and genderqueer individuals.
My third selection was I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books, 2017) by Khadijah Queen. Please click on the following links to read:
“My two older sisters met Danny Glover off Rodeo & La Brea back in the mid-1980s”
“Since Optimus Prime counts so does the KITT car”
“I was nine or ten when I met Minister Louis Farrakhan at Mosque No. 27 on Crenshaw”
“My mom was waiting at the bus stop in 1960 when she saw Chuck Connors”
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.