is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bling-along With Bianca Spriggs' Kaffir Lily

Bianca Spriggs celebrates the release of her first collection of poems, "Kaffir Lily" (Wind Publications).  Bianca's release party is Tuesday May 18 at the Carnegie Center - 5:30 to 8pm - there will be an open mic, food, music, henna, LIVE visual art, and a raffle to receive a free copy of Bianca's new book! 

Bianca invites you to celebrate with her and in solidarity with the cover, any bling you own is welcome! Come blinged out...teeth, toes, chains, and of course, rhinestones!!  

Affrilachian Poet, Bianca Spriggs, is a freelance instructor of composition, literature, and creative writing. She holds degrees from Transylvania University and the University of Wisconsin. She is a Kentucky Humanities Council Lecturer and the creator and programmer of the Gypsy Poetry Slam featured annually at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

Pushcart Prize winner and National Book Award Finalist, Patricia Smith, calls Bianca’s work, “an aggressive signature that is deftly crafted, insightful and often achingly lyrical.” Having lived most of her life in Kentucky, Bianca’s poems reflect the trials and triumphs of growing up as a woman of color in a border state. Heralded as “the new standard bearer for the Affrilachian Poets” by founding member, Frank X Walker, her work may also be found in the anthologies, New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings, America! What's My Name? and the journals, Caduceus, Alehouse, Torch, and the Appalachian Heritage Magazine.

See you Tuesday at the Carnegie Center!

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