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Khadijah Queen

Author's Bio

Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011) and the forthcoming Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015) and Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015), as well as four chapbooks. Individual poems and prose appear or are forthcoming in The Volta Book of Poets, Fence, RHINO, Timber Journal, Memoir, In Posse Review, Rattle, The Force of What's Possible: Accessibility & the Avant-Garde and widely elsewhere. In January 2016, she will join the faculty of the new low-residency Mile-High MFA program at Regis University.

Publications and Prizes

Fearful Beloved (Argos Books, 2015), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press, 2011), Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic Books, 2008), no isla encanta (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2007)
bloodroot (Dancing Girl Press, 2015), I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men and What I Had On (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013)
A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), Everyman's Pocket Library of 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, Fence, In Posse Review, jubilat, new ohio review, Pedestal Magazine, PMS: poemmemoirstory, RHINO, Salt River Review, Spillway, Three Candles, Tin House
2010 Noemi Book Award for Poetry, 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Performance Writing

Khadijah Queen Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage, The Narrow Road to the Interior by Kimiko Hahn, Notes from the Divided Country by Suji Kwok Kim, Patient. by Bettina Judd, Quick Question by John Ashbery
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, Toni Morrison...

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Listing last updated: September 4, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
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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