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Program to discuss mountain poetry

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Affrilachian poetry will be the subject of a presentation by Bianca Spriggs at "Evenings Upstairs at the Library" at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the McCracken County Public Library.

Spriggs is a creative writing facilitator as well as an Affrilachian poet and Cave Canem Fellow.

Affrilachian is a term created by Frank X. Walker which refers to the poetry and writings that are born in the area of the Appalachian mountain range. The term embraces many cultures and provides a platform for any who have lived in the 13 states surrounding the mountains. Since 1991, Affrilachian Poets have written about their roots in the area, their economic struggles and their ties to the land.

Spriggs will explore the Kentucky writers who are a part of this movement in her presentation, "Redefining the Region: Pushing Poetry Through Cultural Space."

Spriggs was chosen  as one of the top 30 Performance Poets by The Root and won the 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry.  She is the author of "Kaffir Lily" and How Swallowtails Become Dragons" and has been published in several anthologies.

For more information, go to the library website at www.mclib.net or call Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510, ext. 119.

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