Hey, all. Black Lives Matter to us at Ink Heist always and we want to help however we can. And it’s also important to us to make our podcast listeners and our readers aware of the important voices they should be experiencing in the community. We feel that Bianca X is one of those voices and we’re happy to give three of you the chance to receive a copy of her poetry collection, Call Her by Her Name. As you’ll see from her bio below, Bianca has the kind of high profile credits under her belt that you only acquire if you are the real deal, writing at the top of the field and making people notice you. So it’s a safe bet you want a copy of this thing and here’s how three of you can get it:
Go to the Horror Writers For Black Lives Matter fundraiser page, drop a donation in, and email a copy or screenshot of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first three to do so will receive a copy of Bianca’s collection. Note that, because of shipping expenses, this is a US only offer. Thank you for understanding.
From Laurel Hightower:
Bianca is an author and performance artist I’m lucky enough to have known since high school. She’s talented, inventive, and fearless. She has multiple publications out in the world, and I could easily have chosen any of them for this giveaway, but Call Her By Her Name has always held a special place in my heart. Opening a new book by Bianca means an afternoon or early morning sunk into every emotion and experience she decides to take you through, staring dreamily into the dusk when you’re done with the ride. She’s a poet everyone should read, and I hope you do, then come back and tell me about it.
“Bianca L. Spriggs, Ph.D. is an award-winning poet and playwright from Kentucky who publishes and performs under the name “Bianca X.” An Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, Bianca 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. Her work has been most recently anthologized in Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, Break Beat Poets Volume II: Black Girl Magic, and Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry.
Bianca is the author of five collections of poetry, and her forthcoming book of poems, We’re Still Big Banging, will be released through Shadelandhouse Press in 2021. She is the co-editor of three poetry anthologies, most recently, Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets (University of Kentucky Press, 2018). Bianca’s current project is an origin story about Medusa in the form of a full-length play commissioned by Berea College, set to premiere during the 2021-2022 academic year. Her pop-culture podcast series for nerds & geeks can be found here.
In full disclosure, Bianca does not like to make her bed, and she has two cats: Archie and Oona. They’re not big readers.”
For those of you who don’t win, you are able to purchase Call Her by Her Name here.