Khadijah Queen


Author's Bio

Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011), Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015), the Leslie Scalapino Award-winning verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015), as well as four chapbooks. Individual poems and prose appear in Fence, Tin House, jubilat, Memoir, The Offing, Gulf Coast, Spoon River, DIAGRAM, The Force of What's Possible: Accessibility & the Avant-Garde and widely elsewhere. Her next book, I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2017. She is core faculty for the new low-residency Mile-High MFA program at Regis University.

Publications & Prizes

Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres (Rose Metal Press, 2015)
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)
I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books, 2017)
Fearful Beloved (Argos Books, 2015)
Black Peculiar (Noemi Press, 2011)
no isla encanta (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2007)
Exercises in Painting (Bloof Books, 2016)
bloodroot (Dancing Girl Press, 2015)
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Salt River Review
Spoon River Poetry Review
Three Candles
Tin House
Prizes won: 

2010 Noemi Book Award for Poetry, 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Performance Writing

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, efg by Valerie Hsiung, Sex Object by Jessica Valenti, Extracting the Stones of Madness by Alejandra Pizarnik, Sand Opera by Philip Metres

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Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Teenagers, Veterans
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Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Dec 11, 2016