Brenda Bunting

Spoken Word Artist

Lexington, KY 40505

Author's Bio

Brenda is a socially conscious Poet, Author, Spoken Word Artist and Workshop Facilitator. She is the 2019 winner of the UUCS Jazz Poetry Slam in Sterling, VA and was most recently published in, “The Daily Abuse” Collection 2018. A former Poet in Progress through the DC Commission on the Arts and the Humanities she is also a life member of the Kentucky State Poetry Society (KSPS). A University of Kentucky alumna with her B.A. in English Brenda advocates for the therapeutic use of writing poetry for mental and emotional wellness and healing from traumatic events. Her book, "Poems of Love and Violence In between Life and Death 2nd Edition" is available for purchase on nd Violence In Between Life and Death 2nd Edition may be found on She conducts poetry workshops throughout the Kentucky, Maryland, Washington DC area and performs public and private readings.

Publications & Prizes

UUCS 7th Annual Jazz Poetry Slam (2019)
Now is the Thing to Praise: A Tribute to Ms. Delores Kendrick (2018)
Montgomery County Maryland Library (2011)
Sisohpromatem Art Foundation, Inc (2008)
The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (2001)
The Annual Roots and Heritage Festival (1997)
The Annual Roots and Heritage Festival (1993)
Woman's Writers Conference (1986)
Prizes won: 

UUCS 7th Annual Jazz Poetry Slam 2019 Sterling, VA

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Gwendolyn Brooks Maya Angelou Robert Frost Claude McKay Countee Cullen Langston Hughes Eckert Tolle Merlin Stone

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African American
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Neptune, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 06, 2019