Winter

Episode #74: Khadijah Queen, author of BLACK PECULIAR, on Wednesday, December 7th at 2 pm PST/ 5 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Khadijah Queen, author of BLACK PECULIAR, on Wednesday, December 7th at 2 pm PST/5 pm EST.

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Khadijah Queen was born near Detroit and raised in Southern California. A Cave Canem Fellow, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and a BA in English from University of Maryland. Her first poetry collection is Conduit, published in 2008 under the Black Goat imprint at Akashic Books. Individual poems appear in numerous journals and anthologies, with new work forthcoming in jubilat and In Posse Review. A chapbook, No Isla Encanta (2007), is available from dancing girl press. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times.

Khadijah has performed and exhibited at venues around the country, including Poetry@TECH at Georgia Institute of Technology, Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA; Eyedrum alternative art space in Atlanta; and Macaulay Honors College (CUNY) in New York City, where she curates an annual multicultural/multi-genre reading and performance series, Courting Risk. A video and sound piece, Gibberish, was screened at the Seattle Art Museum.

Her second manuscript, Black Peculiar, won the 2010 Noemi Book Award for Poetry and she is presently working on her third and fourth collections.

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Fall

Episode #73: Traci Brimhall, author of OUR LADY OF THE RUINS, on Thursday, Nov. 10th at 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Traci Brimhall, author of OUR LADY OF THE RUINS on Thursday, Nov. 10th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST.

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Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (forthcoming from W.W. Norton), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Her poems have appeared in New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, The Missouri Review, Kenyon Review Online, FIELD, Indiana Review and Southern Review. She is a former Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and a current Emerging Writer Fellow at The Writer’s Center. She has also received scholarships and fellowships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Disquiet International Literary Program.

She holds degrees from Florida State University and Sarah Lawrence College. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Western Michigan University where she is a doctoral candidate and a King/​Chávez/​Parks Fellow. She also serves as Poetry Editor for Third Coast and Editor at Large for Loaded Bicycle.

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