About Bianca X

Bianca X is an award-winning poet and playwright from Kentucky. An Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, she is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. Her work has been included in such publications as POETRY, Oxford American, Obsidian, The Chattahoochee Review, and Split This Rock. Most recently her work has been anthologized in Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance (Apex, 2019), A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia (University of Georgia Press, 2019), The BreakBeat Poets Volume 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books, 2017), and Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (Northwestern University Press, 2019). Bianca X is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently, Black Mermaid (Argus House Press, 2018) and the co-editor of three poetry anthologies, most recently, Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets (University of Kentucky Press, 2018). She is also currently working on Medusa: A Mythopoem, an origin story about Medusa in the form of a full-length play commissioned by Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, and set to premiere during the 2020-2021 academic year. Spriggs graduated from Transylvania University in 2003. She received her M.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005 and in 2017 she received her PhD in English at the University of Kentucky.