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Khadijah Queen

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Khadijah Queen is the author of two poetry collections: Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic 2008), and Black Peculiar, which won the 2010 Noemi Book Award for Poetry.

Individual poems, four times nominated for the Pushcart Prize, appear in jubilat, Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing (University of Arizona Press 2009) and Best American Nonrequired Reading (Houghton Mifflin 2010) among many other journals and anthologies.

The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony, she holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.


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Black Peculiar
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A gorgeous book with hard-sparked language. Sad to see some of the darkness-as-bad tropes, but the tight brilliance of the poems and their complexity cannot be diminished.
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“I've always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I'm not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect”
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“To have opinions is to sell out to youself. To have no opinions is to exist. To have every opinion is to be a poet.”
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Adrienne Rich
“When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.”
Adrienne Rich

Lucille Clifton
“I do not feel inhibited or bound by what I am. That does not mean that I have never had bad scenes relating to being Black and/or a woman, it means that other people’s craziness has not managed to make me crazy.”
Lucille Clifton

“Remember, goals are stars to steer by, not sticks with which to beat ourselves.”
Barbara Smith




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