Poetry. African American Studies. Blending biblical characters into a deeply personal history, WHAT WE ASK OF FLESH tells of women through time, their spirits borne through broken flesh, through wombs and memories. The body becomes instrument as words explore the mystical connection between what was and is. WHAT WE ASK OF FLESH, like the flesh itself, is full of honey and fire. It's impossible t to feel called by these poems, summoned by their rich sound and vatic voice. Remica Bingham reckons with the big stuff: the complexities of womanhood, the problem of suffering, family, and childhood's darker aspects. Every poem is uttered with fervor and a timeless sense of gravity and rapture. Amy Gerstler
Remica L. Bingham, a native of Phoenix Arizona, is an alumna of Old Dominion University, Bennington College, and is a Cave Canem fellow. Her first book, Conversion (Lotus Press, 2007), won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and was shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She resides with her husband and children in Norfolk, VA, where she currently serves as the Writing Competency Coordinator at Norfolk State University. For more information on her work and upcoming events please visit www.remicalbingham.com.