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Khadijah Queen

Author's Bio

Khadijah Queen is the author of two poetry collections: Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic 2008) and Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011). Her two chapbooks are No Isla Encanta (dancing girl press 2007) and I'm so fine: a list of famous men and what I had on (forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press). Individual poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, and broadsides produced by Georgia Institute of Technology, NYC's Center for Book Arts and Flying Object. The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Idyllwild Summer Poetry, Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony, she is currently working on a third manuscript. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles

Publications and Prizes

Black Peculiar (Noemi Press, 2011), Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic Books, 2008), no isla encanta (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2007)
A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), Villanelles (Random House, 2012), Best American Nonrequired Reading (Houghton Mifflin, 2010), Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing (University of Arizona Press, 2009), Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq (Kore Press, 2008)
Adirondack Review, Aufgabe, In Posse Review, jubilat, new ohio review, Pedestal Magazine, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Salt River Review, Spillway, Three Candles
2010 Noemi Book Award for Poetry

Khadijah Queen Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Hymn for the Black Terrific by Kiki Petrosino, Reveries of the Wild Woman by Helene Cixous, All the Garbage of the World, Unite! by Kim Hyesoon, How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness by Darby English, Collected Works by Joyce Mansour
Favorite Authors:
Ai, Jan Beatty, Anne Carson, Paul Célan, Hélène Cixous, Claudia Rankine, Fernando Pessoa, Lucille Clifton, Lyn Hejinian, Young Jean Lee, Anne Michaels, Lynn Nottage, Shahrnush Parsipur, Muriel Rukeyser, Toni Morrisson...

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Listing last updated: November 14, 2013

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Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any, Teenagers, Veterans
Born in:
Detroit, MI
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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