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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky poet Bianca Spriggs, of Lexington, has been selected as the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist for June.

Spriggs, the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is well-known in the community through initiatives like The SwallowTale Project and The Lexington Tattoo Project. She is the managing editor for pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture, and the creator and artistic director of the Wild Women of Poetry Slam at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

To learn more about Spriggs, visit the arts council's website at The feature page includes:

  • A story about Spriggs' work.
  • A video of Spriggs discussing her work.
  • Contact information for the artist.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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