Brenda Bunting

Spoken Word Artist

Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: 
859-338-2070

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 Amazon.com. nd Violence In Between Life and Death 2nd Edition may be found on Amazon.com. She conducts poetry workshops throughout the Kentucky, Maryland, Washington DC area and performs public and private readings.

Publications & Prizes

Performances:
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Tacoma
Raised in: 
Neptune, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 06, 2019