Khadijah Queen

2020 Poetry Faculty

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and serves as core faculty in poetry in the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University. She is the author of five books, most recently I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017). Her next book of poetry is Anodyne, forthcoming in summer 2020 from Tin House. Her verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015) won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women’s Performance Writing, which included a staged production at Theaterlab NYC, direct by Fiona Templeton. Her books of poetry are Conduit (Akashic Books 2008), Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015) and Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011), winner of the Noemi Book Award. Individual poems and prose appear in Fence, Poetry, Gulf Coast, American Poetry Review, Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks from Vietnam to Iraq and widely elsewhere. Visit her website or read her opinion piece in the NYT. Discover the fantastical modern possibilities the magic of fairy tales can offer, in Khadijah’s poetry workshop