Remica Bingham-Risher is a poet, interviewer, and essayist, a Cave Canem fellow, and an Affrilachian Poet. Her book, Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books, and Questions That Grew Me Up, was published by Beacon Press in 2022. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Writer’s Chronicle, Callaloo, Essence, and a host of other outlets. She is the author of Conversion, winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award; What We Ask of Flesh, shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; and Starlight & Error, winner of the Diode Editions Book Award and a finalist for the Library of Virginia Book Award. She is the director of Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives, which help faculty integrate writing and reading into the classroom, at Old Dominion University. She resides in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband and children.


Remica Bingham-Risher at Heritage Public Library

March 16, 2024 1PM – 3PM

Remica Bingham-Risher will read from and discuss her latest collection, Room Swept Home, which retraces trauma and truth in her own family line, weaving in historical documents from her ancestors.


Family Trees & Legacies

March 22, 2024 11AM – 12:30PM

Three poets look back on their lineage, translating its impact with daring, inventive forms.

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