Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Violence, I know you by Khadijah Queen

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March 8, 2017

Violence, I know you

Khadijah Queen

About This Poem


"'Violence, I know you' is written after Alice Notley's book In the Pines. It is part of a new series I'm working on, where the speaker is a ghost—an ancestor navigating the legacy of her secrets while communicating the importance of voice, intuition, and self-knowledge to her descendants."
—Khadijah Queen


Khadijah Queen is the author of I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, forthcoming next week from YesYes Books. She teaches in the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University.


Photo credit: Michael Teak


Poetry by Queen


"The Wind" by Alice Notley


"A Woman Is Talking to Death" by Judy Grahn


"The Map" by Marie Howe




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