Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, most recently I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017), praised in O Magazine, The New Yorker, Rain Taxi, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere as “quietly devastating” and “a portrait of defiance that turns the male gaze inside out.” Her verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015) won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women's Performance Writing, which included a staged production at Theaterlab NYC. Other books include Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic Books 2008), featured in Poets & Writers’ Debut Poets issue; Black Peculiar, winner of the 2010 Noemi Press book award and published in 2011; and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015), partially written while Queen participated in Ann Hamilton’s event of a thread installation in 2013. Individual works appear in Fence, Poetry, Gulf Coast, American Poetry Review and widely elsewhere. Her next book of poetry is Anodyne, forthcoming in 2020 from Tin House. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds a PhD in English from University of Denver.

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