Photo credit: Michael Teak 2018

Photo credit: Michael Teak 2018

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). Earlier poetry collections include Conduit (Akashic / Black Goat 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011) and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015). Her verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015) won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women's Performance Writing. The prize included a full staged production of the play at Theaterlab NYC from December 10 - 20, 2015 by Fiona Templeton's The Relationship theater company. Individual poems and prose appear in Poetry, Fence, Tin House, American Poetry ReviewBuzzfeed, Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, The Offing, jubilat, Memoir, Tupelo Quarterly, DIAGRAM, The Volta Book of Poets, LitHub, New Delta Review, The Force of What's Possible and widely elsewhere. Reviews of her work can be found in O MagazineThe New Yorker, Rain TaxiBOMB Magazine, SCOUT, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Review, Open Letters Monthly, The Volta, Kenyon Review, and other publications. Her op-ed on poetry and disability, co-edited with Jillian Weise, recently appeared in The New York Times. She is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at University of Colorado, Boulder, and serves as core faculty for the Mile-High MFA in creative writing at Regis University. Her sixth book, ANODYNE, is forthcoming from Tin House in 2020.


2019 Carolyn Woodward Pope Endowment Prize for Faculty Publication from University of Colorado, Boulder, for I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On

Finalist, 2018 Balcones Poetry Prize and CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction for I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On

Finalist, 2015 National Poetry Series for I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On

Winner of the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers

Winner of the Noemi book award for poetry 2010 (Black Peculiar, also a finalist for the Gatewood Prize at Switchback Books)

Cave Canem fellowships in 2007, 2008 and 2011


For bookings, contact Allison Conner at Jack Jones Literary Arts. For inquiries, write to Jonathan Goode at info (at) khadijahqueen (dot) com.