Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen
/ Sep

Free Entry

Khadijah Queen

Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta
06:30 pm



Gemini Ink and the Southwest School of Art invite you to an evening of poetry and art featuring award-winning poet Khadijah Queen. She will read from her forthcoming book, Fearful Beloved and the gallery will host “Familiar Institutions: B(l)ack Talk,” an art exhibit that will feature women artists that have created work in response to Khadijah’s poems. The show will also include a talk by artist and African-American Art Historian Deborah Roberts. Artists are Lovie Olivia, Deborah Roberts, Bernice Appelin-Williams, Tonya Gregg, Letitia Huckaby and Lauren Cross. Exhibit curated by Aissatou Sidime-Blanton. This event is free and open to all. Reading and exhibit will be in the Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall. And


rea “Vocab” Sanderson will be the opening poet.

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.

In a review of Black Peculiar for The Volta, a monthly, online multimedia site, Phillip B. Williams writes, “Although her intentions can be somewhat mysterious, Queen is confident and consistent with what she wants to say and how to say it, making the here-and-there jolts of logic a substantial part of the project: something, someone, eventually, must be broken.”

She is the winner of the Noemi Book Award for Poetry for 2010 with Black Peculiar (also a finalist for the Gatewood Prize at Switchback Books) and is the winner of the Cave Canem fellowship to attend Millay Colony in summer 2015.

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