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.