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Khadijah Queen


Mom. Professor. Writer. Side-eyer. Masks+ventilation=life.

Author of six books, most recently Anodyne (Tin House 2020), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017), praised in O Magazine, The New Yorker, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere as “quietly devastating” and “a portrait of defiance that turns the male gaze inside out.” Individual works appear in Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, The Offing, Harper’s Magazine, The Poetry Review (UK), and widely elsewhere. PhD in English and Literary Arts from University of Denver.

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  1. Started the day singing all the lyrics (& instruments lol) to Computer Blue 💙 #Prince
  2. Amazing.
  3. Rest, poet…

    The world we see in our heads And the world we see daily, So difficult to tell apart When grief and sorrow bow us over. —Charles Simic 🕊️
  4. “If you can’t imagine it, you can’t have it.” —Toni Morrison
  5. SARS-CoV2 literally causes brain damage. We have clean water in public pools. We don’t allow smoking indoors. We wear seatbelts. If we must live with another health hazard, it’s only logical to realiz
  6. Harry, the veteran.

    There’s one thing I will say about one of the military aspects of Harry’s memoir—the number of kills he mentions, the comments that it’s in poor taste that he put a number on it (25, according to the
  7. One thing I’m not doing in 2023: listening to what rich or famous people say. Poets, scientists, artists: yes. Happy new year. 🌞 “Art is not escape, but a way of finding order in chaos, a way of confr
  8. Repeated exposure to viral illnesses causes more illness. Permanent immunity to flu doesn’t exist. Neither does immunity to SARS CoV2.

    I am hearing about an abundance of doctors, news outlets, leaders, and loved ones spreading the myth of “building immunity” through exposure to viruses. But how much sense does that actually make? Mor
  9. Education is a public good

    When will we start prioritizing putting our public money behind what we like to say we care about? This goes for college as well as K-12. Teachers, admin and staff I know have been sacrificing for far

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