Khadijah sometimes works with writers on their chapbook or full-length manuscripts. Inquire here.

PRAISE

"I’ve worked with Khadijah Queen on various poetry projects since 2004. She will not let you get away with pretty sounds or middling metaphors. She demands that you go deeper, to find the personal and universal truths at its core." -- M. L. Brown, winner of the 2014 Claudia Emerson chapbook award for Drought


"A few years ago, I met Khadijah Queen at Cave Canem and she graciously accepted my request for help on a poetry manuscript. What I received in the mail was my 65+ pages of poetry with writing on almost every poem. Her comments and critiques were precise, honest, and in-tune with what is going on in contemporary poetry. She understood where my poems were trying to go and how I could better get them there. Her generosity has served as a constant reminder of the bonus true mentorship offers to any budding writer." -- Phillip B. Williams, author of Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books 2016), Whiting Award Winner and 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellow

Khadijah Queen critiques with laser focus, dedication, and above all compassion. She has helped me hone my poetry skills over the years I have worked with her; I owe much of my vision to her." -- Naomi Benaron, winner of the Bellwether Prize for Running the Rift

"If you think of your work as a body—a true body of work, think of Khadijah Queen as an experienced physical therapist and workout instructor. She isn’t interested in cliché gloss, fatty words or pasteurized expressions, she’s interested in perfecting your writing core. She revels in the work of editing and offering deliberate feedback, recognizes the value of a writer’s work and succinctly guides the writer into an advanced writing space." -- Anastacia Tolbert, Hugo House 2015 Writer in Residence