From biancaspriggs.com, some of the buzz surrounding her work:
“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 read.”
—David Cazden, Poetry Editor of Miller’s Pond magazine, author of Moving Picture
In her stunning debut Kaffir Lily, Bianca Spriggs shines an unflinching light on every surface of 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 acclaim.”
—Patricia Smith, author of Teahouse of the Almighty and National Book Award Finalist for Blood Dazzler
Bianca Spriggs reads tomorrow night at Quills Coffee Cardinal Towne in the last installment of Typecast Publishing’s “Natural Habitat” series. 7pm w/Jeriod Avant and Makalani Bandele.