Khadijah is now accepting a small number of private consultations, for full manuscripts and groups of poems, with publishing advice. Online or in person. Rates and terms vary. Inquire at email@example.com.
"Khadijah Queen critiques with laser focus, dedication, and above all compassion. She has helped me hone my poetry skills over the years I have worked with her; I owe much of my vision to her." -- Naomi Benaron
"If you think of your work as a bodya true body of work, think of Khadijah Queen as an experienced physical therapist and workout instructor. She isnt interested in cliché gloss, fatty words or pasteurized expressions, shes interested in perfecting your writing core. She revels in the work of editing and offering deliberate feedback, recognizes the value of a writers work and succinctly guides the writer into an advanced writing space." -- Anastacia Tolbert
"Simply put, Khadijah Queen has a remarkable eye for beauty. She has harnessed the kind of sight that can meticulously strip away the superfluous to reveal the elegance of line and gesture that poetry craves. Furthermore, she is incredibly magnanimous in sharing this talent to the benefit of others." -- Natasha Marin
"A few years ago, I met Khadijah Queen at Cave Canem and she graciously accepted my request for help on a poetry manuscript. What I received in the mail was my 65+ pages of poetry with writing on almost every poem. Her comments and critiques were precise, honest, and in-tune with what is going on in contemporary poetry. She understood where my poems were trying to go and how I could better get them there. Her generosity has served as a constant reminder of the bonus true mentorship offers to any budding writer." -- Phillip B. Williams, author of chapbooks Bruised Gospels
(forthcoming YesYes Books Fall 2012).
"Ive worked with Khadijah Queen on various poetry projects since 2004. She will not let you get away with pretty sounds or middling metaphors. She demands that you go deeper, get inside the cliché to find the personal and universal truths at its core." -- M. L. Brown