Professional Bio

Khadijah Queen is the author of five books and four chapbooks of innovative poetry. Her full length collections are 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; Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015); and Non-Sequitur, a verse play published by Litmus Press in 2015. Non-Sequitur won the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Performance Writing and was staged by theater company The Relationship at Theaterlab in New York City in 2015. Individual poems and prose appear in Fence, Tin House, Poetry, American Poetry Review, jubilat, Fire and Ink: A Social Action Anthology and widely elsewhere. Her fifth book, I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Balcones Poetry Prize, the CLMP Firecracker award in Fiction, and was published by YesYes Books in 2017. You can find reviews of her work in The New Yorker, Rain Taxi, BOMB Magazine, O Magazine, Boston Review and many other publications. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at University of Colorado at Boulder, and serves as core faculty for the low-residency Mile-High MFA program at Regis University. Her next book of poems, Anodyne, is forthcoming from Tin House in 2020.