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Tin House Books
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

KHADIJAH QUEEN, born near Detroit and raised in Los Angeles, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. A Cave Canem Fellow, navy veteran, and founding member of Red Thread Collective. She is the author of the poetry collection Conduit.


Khadijah Queen outdoes herself with captivating poems examining the dualities of joy and pain, love and loss, knowing and ignorance.--Ms. Magazine
These poems are a reminder of all that is still possible in this world, no matter how much tragedy surrounds us.--Refinery29
Accomplished. . . . Queen's collection reads as a testament to the power of poetry to raise awareness and shape the world.--Publishers Weekly
Exploring themes of body as metaphor and as physical being, joy, grief, love, ignorance, endurance, and choice, Queen once again shows herself to be a master of zooming in on small moments and panning out to big questions.--Shondaland
Anodyne captivates with poignant, resilient poems; ones that face toughness with lucidity: of losing family and facing landscapes full of 'untended loveliness of the forsaken.' All of which builds an affective and luminous sense of record, of observing and perceiving. . . . Queen's commanding style: building the poetic edges that are laced with endeavors, hurdles, grace, and truth into an eye-wide and powerfully deep poetry collection.--Prageeta Sharma, author of Grief Sequence
Anodyne is a study of form & cavedwell, feminism as foresight, and archives the articulation of black excellence & resilience. . . . Many (re)discoveries are assured with the preciseness of Queen's poetic legend.--Mahogany L. Browne, author of Black Girl Magic