Bianca Spriggs is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow based in Lexington, Kentucky where she is currently a PhD Candidate in English at the University of Kentucky. Bianca is the recipient of an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, multiple Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a Pushcart Prize Nominee. In partnership with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, she is the creator of The SwallowTale Project: Creative Writing for Incarcerated Women. Bianca’s work may be found in numerous journals and anthologies including Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature, The Louisville Review, Muzzle, Caduceus, Tidal Basin Review, The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and Appalachian Heritage Magazine. Bianca is the author of “Kaffir Lily“ and “How Swallowtails Become Dragons,“ and the forthcoming collections “Call Her By Her Name“ and “The Galaxy Is A Dance Floor.“ Bianca currently serves as Poetry Editor for Apex Magazine, a monthly speculative literature publication, and the Managing Editor for Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture.