Please join us for the upcoming WHAT WHERE SERIES on Tuesday, November 13, with readings by with Khadijah Queen, Chris Pusateri, and Serena Chopra. Please see the flier and bios below for more details.
Khadijah Queen holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of two poetry collections: Conduit (2008), and Black Peculiar, which won the 2010 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry. Individual poems have been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, and won a Best of the Net award in 2011. Her work appears in jubilat, Memoir, Tuesday: An Art Project, Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, Best American Nonrequired Reading, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems and many other journals and anthologies. Her visual art exhibitions include national juried shows and a video screening at the Seattle Art Museum. The recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony, she curates the reading series Courting Risk and is currently working on an illustrated mixed genre project.
Chris Pusateri is the author of several books of poetry, most recently Common Time (Steerage Press, 2012) and Molecularity (Dusie, 2011). His work appears in many journals in the US and abroad, including Chicago Review, Fence, Jacket, Verse and others. In spring 2012, he was a visiting artist at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse in France, where he performed as part of their Locus Metropole exhibition. A librarian by trade, he has lectured on poetry and poetics at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Naropa University, Wittenberg University, and the École Polytechnique in Paris.
Serena Chopra is a 2009 graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder’s MFA program, a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, and a Writer-In-Residence at RedLine Gallery in Denver. She has been published in the Denver Quarterly, Fact-Simile, The Laurel Review, VOLT, Versal, Vinyl, Hot Metal Bridge, New Gnus, and No Tell Motel. Her chapbook, Speaking to Your Man, was released in August 2010 by Peninsulas Now Press. Her latest chapbook, Penumbra, was released 2012 from Flying Guillotine Press. Coconut Books will release her first full-length book, This Human, in Spring 2013. She was a finalist for the 2011 Dorset prize and a 2010 Kundiman fellow. Serena is also a dancer with Evolving Doors Dance Company in Boulder and a visual artist. She lives and works in Denver.