Britteney Black Rose Kapri

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Britteney Black Rose Kapri
BornChicago, Illinois
Alma materGrand Valley State University
Notable awardsRona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award
RelativesHelen Shiller

Britteney Black Rose Kapri is a Chicago-based author, educator, activist and poet,[1] performer, and playwright.[2][3][4]


Kapri graduated from Grand Valley State University.

She has been published in Poetry, Button Poetry, and Seven Scribes[5] and anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets[6][7] and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic.[8][9][10][11] Kapri has written two chapbooks:Winona and Winthrop (New School Poetics, 2014)[12] and Black Queer Hoe (Haymarker Books, 2018 ISBN 978-1608465163). She was a winner of the 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award.[13][14][15][16]

Black Queer Hoe[edit]

Black Queer Hoe discusses black women's sexuality and sexual liberation. Kapri included Tweets in this collection. Black Queer Hoe is about Kapri's personal experiences.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Kapri has a tattoo that reads, "Pro Black, Pro Queer, Pro Hoe."[17]


  1. ^ Staff, Times. "PNW poetry slam showcases Black History Month". Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  2. ^ "Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Author at Black Nerd Problems". Black Nerd Problems. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ "africafuturistic | Britteney Black Rose Kapri". africafuturistic (in French). Archived from the original on 2018-07-25. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  4. ^ "Queeriosity Creates Safe Space for Young LGBTQ Poets - Rebellious Magazine". Rebellious Magazine. 2017-06-18. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  5. ^ "Vultures". Seven Scribes. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  6. ^ "The New School". Chicago magazine. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  7. ^ "Black Girl Magic | The creation of a new BreakBeat Poets Anthology, poetics of hip-hop, and more". WGN Radio - 720 AM. 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  8. ^ Woods, Jamila; Browne, Mahogany L.; Simmonds, Idrissa (2018-03-23). The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic. Haymarket Books. ISBN 9781608468706.
  9. ^ "We House by Britteney Black Rose Kapri". Poetry Foundation. Poetry Magazine. 2018-07-21. Retrieved 2018-07-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  10. ^ Button Poetry (2017-01-11), Britteney Black Rose Kapri - "Gun Smoked" (Button Live), retrieved 2018-07-22
  11. ^ Stompor, Katie. "PNW observes Black History Month with poetry, art". Post-Tribune. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  12. ^ Fallon, Claire (2015-09-18). "Look Out For These 6 Up-And-Coming Women Writers". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  13. ^ "Meet the Winners of the 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards". Inside Philanthropy. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  14. ^ "The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards". Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  15. ^ "Rona Jaffe Award Winners Announced". Poets & Writers. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  16. ^ Kang, Inkoo (2015-09-03). "Six Up-and-Coming Women Writers Awarded $30,000 Rona Jaffe Awards". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  17. ^ a b Crumpton, Taylor. "Britteney Black Rose Kapri on Reclaiming Her Power Through "Black Queer Hoe"". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-09-10.