Britteney Black Rose Kapri is a teaching artist, writer, performance poet and playwright based out of Chicago. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Major in English Literature and a in Minor French Language. She is a former ensemble member and teaching artist for the Hip Hop Performance nonprofit Kuumba Lynx. Currently she is an alumna turned teaching artist of Young Chicago Authors. She represented the organization at the National Poetry Slam in 2009. She was the Haiku Slam champion of Louder than a Bomb in 2010 and 2011. She is also a member of the Not Enough Mics collective. Britteney made her theater debut with Victory Gardens’ “And The Whole Train Was Like…” through its Poets to Playwrights Conservatory project. Two of her works were featured in the Victory Garden’s One Minute Play Festival 2012. She has performed at Chicago Hip Hop Theater Festival, Taste of Chicago, The Encyclopedia Show, The Writer’s Guild’s Palbra Pura and WBEZs Word Across the Generations. Her first chapbook titled “Winona and Winthrop” was published in June of 2014 through New School Poetics. She has also been published in Poetry Magazine, Seven Scribes and Kinfolks Quarterly. As well as the BreakBeat Poets anthology. She is a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award recipient.
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