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Khadijah Queen

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Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, most recently I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, a finalist for the National Poetry Series and published by YesYes Books in March 2017. Her verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015) won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers, and was produced by theater company The Relationship in New York City in 2015. Poems and prose appear in Fence, Tin House, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Buzzfeed, Hyperallergic, Memoir, The Force of What's Possible, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and widely in other journals and anthologies. She serves as core faculty in poetry for the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University.

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I'm So Fine: A List of Famo...

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Black Peculiar

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“I've always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I'm not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect”
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“I do not feel inhibited or bound by what I am. That does not mean that I have never had bad scenes relating to being Black and/or a woman, it means that other people’s craziness has not managed to make me crazy.”
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“Remember, goals are stars to steer by, not sticks with which to beat ourselves.”
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