Remica Bingham-Risher,45th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre and Online

Author/Artist Bio

Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Writer's Chronicle, Callaloo and Essence. She is the author of Conversion (Lotus, 2006) winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, What We Ask of Flesh (Etruscan, 2013) shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017) winner of the Diode Editions Book Award and finalist for the Library of Virginia Book Award. Her book Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books and Questions That Grew Me Up was published by Beacon Press In August 2022. She is the Director of Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where she resides with her husband and children.


The reading was scheduled to take place with Alicia DeFonzo on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre and online. Unfortunately, tidal flooding in Hampton Roads caused the cancellation of the reading.

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