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Affrilachian Poets

Works by Joy Priest


JOY PRIEST is a writer from Louisville, Kentucky. She is the winner of the 2016 Hurston/Wright Foundation’s College Writers Award, and a 2015 Kentucky Arts Council Emerging Artist Award. Joy has received grants, scholarships, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the University of South Carolina where she is a writing instructor and MFA candidate in poetry. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Best New Poets 2014 & 2016, The BreakBeat Poets, Blackbird, Callaloo, Drunken Boat, and Muzzle, among others.


Spriggs, Bianca Lynne, and Jeremy Paden, editors. “Biographies.” Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2017, pp. 151–156.