Kaffir Lily may be purchased from your local bookstore,
from on-line vendors such as Amazon
or Barnes & Noble, or from the publisher.
|The overlooked, the forgotten and the familiar are all here, transformed in the crucible of
Spriggs' imagination. The poems are carefully made, deeply felt. This is a book of gems, needing to be
--- David Cazden, poetry editor of Miller's Pond magazine, author of
In her stunning debut Kaffir Lily, Bianca Spriggs shines an unflinching light on every surface a woman flaunts and celebrates her nakedness beneath a fur's caress, slurps butter from her lover's fingers, unleashes her rollicking and murderous 'fro to wreak terror on the unsuspecting citizenry of Kentucky. Forging an aggressive signature that is deftly crafted, insightful and often achingly lyrical, Bianca's next step should be to steel herself for an onslaught of attention and critical
--- Patricia Smith, author of Teahouse of the Almighty and
This debut collection introduces Spriggs as the new standard bearer for the Affrilachian
--- Frank X Walker, editor of PLUCK!, author of Black Box and
When Winter Come
Bianca Spriggs is
Events Coordinator for the Lexington Art League and a freelance
instructor of composition, literature, and creative writing. She
received a B.A. in History from Transylvania University and her M.A. in
English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Bianca was the
recipient of the Sophia Danielle Arnold scholarship fund and is a
certified Workshop Trainer through the Empowerment Institute founded by
David Gershon and Gail Straub.
A self-proclaimed, "arts enthusiast," Bianca has performed and
faciliated artist enrichment workshops across the U.S. She is the
creator and programmer of the Gypsy Poetry Slam featured annually at the
Kentucky Women Writers Conference.
For more information see BiancaSpriggs.com