Bloodroot | Khadijah Queen
dancing girl press, 2015
Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Akashic Books 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011), and Fearful Beloved, forthcoming from Argos Books in fall 2015. Her chapbooks are No Isla Encanta (2007) and bloodroot( 2015), both from dancing girl press; the digital chapbook I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (Sibling Rivalry 2013); and Exercises in Painting, due out from Bloof Books in 2016. Reviews of her work can be found in Los Angeles Review, Spoon River Review, Open Letters Monthly, Mosaic, The Volta and other publications. Individual poems and prose appear or are forthcoming in Fence, RHINO, jubilat, Tupelo Quarterly, Memoir, CURA, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Rattle, Aufgabe, The Volta Book of Poets, The Force of What's Possible and widely elsewhere. She has performed at the Bowery Poetry Club, Sarah Lawrence College, The New School, Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Book Arts (NYC) and other venues nationally. Since 2008, she has curated the annual multi-genre, multicultural, women/LGBTIQ-focused reading series Courting Risk, and currently serves as board chair for the feminist publisher Kore Press. In 2016, she will join the new Mile-High MFA in creative writing at Regis University as core faculty.