Remica Bingham-Risher

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About the Poet

Remica Bingham-Risher, photo by Jennifer Fish
photo by Jennifer Fish

Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is an alumna of Old Dominion University and Bennington College. She is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Among other journals, her work has been published in the New York Times, The Writer’s Chronicle, New Letters, 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 Award, and Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017) winner of the Diode Editions Book Award. Her newest work, and first book of prose, Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books and Questions that Grew Me Up, will be published by Beacon Press in 2022. She is currently the Director of Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives at Old Dominion University and resides in Norfolk, VA with her husband and children. https://www.remicabinghamrisher.com/


Hampton Roads

Virginia City or County Affiliation


Current City/State of Residence

Norfolk, Virginia




Black or African American

Published Works or Performances

  • Conversion (Lotus, 2006)
  • What We Ask of Flesh (Etruscan, 2013)
  • Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017)
  • Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books and Questions that Grew Me Up (Beacon Press, 2022)

Her work appears in many anthologies, including:

  • The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood (University of Georgia Press, 2022)
  • Of Color: Poets' Ways of Making: An Anthology of Essays on Transformative Poetics (Operating System, 2019)
  • The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press, 2007)

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

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Remica Bingham-Risher