Join us for an exciting evening of poetry and conversation between poets Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn. Bingham-Risher is the author of Conversion, winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and What We Ask of Flesh, which Lucille Clifton said “…sees with a brave eye and hears the music of all our languages, validating each.” Youn is the author of BLACKACRE, which won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America and was described by the Chicago Tribune as “gorgeous and intellectually scintillating.” Fellow Taylor Johnson moderates. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program.
Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Among other journals, her work has been published in 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 Legacy Award and Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017) winner of the Diode Editions Book Award. She is the Director of Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives at Old Dominion University. She resides in Norfolk, VA with her husband and children.
Monica Youn is the author of BLACKACRE (2016), which was awarded the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America (judged by Robin Coste Lewis). It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being named one of the best poetry collections of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Her previous book IGNATZ (2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she teaches at Princeton University and in the M.F.A. Programs at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.