Remica L. Bingham-Risher
Remica Bingham is sweet and smart. She is funny and serious. She is a professor, wife, mother and a radiant presence in the world of poetry. I do not know anyone who does not love Remica and her poetry. We were sisters in Atlantis with another friend ( Honoree ) but that is private. She drove from Norfolk to DC and back in one day to lift the world of public radio to a new height. Dan Murano and I are so happy with her work and her kindness to the world, that we wanted to share her. -- Grace Cavalieri
Remica L. Bingham-Risher earned an MFA from Bennington College, is a Cave Canem fellow and a member of the Affrilachian Poets. Her first book, Conversion (Lotus Press, 2006), won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and was published by Lotus Press. Her second book, What We Ask of Flesh, was published by Etruscan Press in February 2013. She is the Director of Writing and Faculty Development at Old Dominion University and resides in Norfolk, VA with her husband and children. She is currently finalizing a book of interviews entitled Blood on the Page?African-American Poets from the Black Arts Movement to the Neo-Urban Modernist Movement: Interviews, Essays and Poems. For more information on her work and upcoming events, please visit her website.
the once-was home left opened and swept clean,
fat with ripening seeds,
death of one body, birth of another,
resting place and starting line
where the runners tuck and wait for the gun,
the volley of the bullet set free?
Baby Be Mine
Ways to Please a Five-year-old Superhero
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