Remica Bingham is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and received her MFA in writing and literature from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College. She has attended the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops and is a Cave Canem Fellow. Her work has been featured in 5 AM, New Letters, PMS, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, Mosaic, Essence, and other journals. She is the recipient of the 2005 Hughes, Diop, Knight Poetry Award and was nominated for a 2005 Pushcart Prize. Her first book of poetry, Conversion, won the 2007 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and was published by Lotus Press in 2006. She is currently working on a book of interviews with African American poets and has recently completed her second book of poetry, What We Ask of Flesh. She resides in Norfolk, Virginia, where she serves as the writing competency coordinator at Norfolk State University.