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

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

by Khadijah Queen

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Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Hybrid Genre. Part 1980s and 1990s nostalgia, part exuberant storytelling, I'M SO FINE: A LIST OF FAMOUS MEN & WHAT I HAD ON turns a sharply humorous magnifying glass onto gendered interactions in daily life, framed primarily by random celebrity encounters in Los Angeles. Far from a narrative of fame-chasing or conceit, however, I'M SO FINE breathlessly addresses what it means for a woman to fight for dignity and survival in an often hostile environment, to come into her own power as she decides what she wants for herself "& mostly gets its every fineness."

"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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936919468
Publisher: YesYes Books
Publication date: 03/15/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

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.

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