Lesley Wheeler and Remica Bingham-Risher

Join us for a reading with Lesley Wheeler and Remica Bingham-Risher, who will be reading from their new memoirs. Lesley Wheeler will be reading from Poetry’s Possible Worlds, and Remica Bingham-Risher will be reading from Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books, and Questions that Grew Me Up. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

Lesley Wheeler is the author of Poetry’s Possible Worlds, a memoir exploring the restorative power of poetry during a time of crisis. Her other books include the novel Unbecoming and five books of poetry, most recently The State She’s In. Her poems and essays appear in such journals as PoetryAmerican Poetry ReviewEcotone, and Guernica, and she is poetry editor of Shenandoah. Her work has received support from the Fulbright Foundation, Bread Loaf, Sewanee Writers Workshop, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Find her online at lesleymwheeler.org and @LesleyMWheeler.

Remica Bingham-Risher’s work has been published in The New York TimesThe Writer’s ChronicleCallaloo, and Essence. She is the author of Conversion (Lotus, 2006), What We Ask of Flesh (Etruscan, 2013), and Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017). Her memoir, Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books, and Questions That Grew Me Up, will be 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. To connect online, visit remicabinghamrisher.com, or find her on Twitter and Instagram at @remicawriter.

To order the books, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.