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Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, Bianca Spriggs, is a poet and multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky. She holds degrees from Transylvania University, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Kentucky. Named as one of the Top 30 Performance Poets by The Root, Spriggs is the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, multiple Artist Enrichment and Arts Meets Activism grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Her books include Kaffir Lily, How Swallowtails Become Dragons and Call Her By Her Name. Her work may also be found in the anthologies, "New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings", "America! What's My Name?" and the journals, Union Station Magazine, Tidal Basin Review, Muzzle, Caduceus, Alehouse, Reverie, Appalachian Heritage Magazine, and others. Bianca has served on the editorial board for ninepatch, TORCH: poetry, prose, and short stories by African American Women, and is currently the managing editor for pluck! The Affrilachian Journal of Art and Culture.

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