Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic Books 2008), and Black Peculiar, which won the 2010 Noemi Book Award for Poetry. Individual poems appear in jubilat, Aufgabe, Villanelles (Random House 2012) and many other journals and anthologies. She is a Cave Canem fellow.

Maroon Bells by Khadijah Queen

  Aspen, Colorado   We walked until we couldn’t see anyone else, just columbine and rockfall, past neon evergreens, a vee lit before sunset & lake-doubled mountains lavender in shadow, hair-thin aspens, too far to hear giggling & teetering tourists in gold sneakers posed on stream-glossed stones, as a bride […]