The College of Idaho will welcome poet Remica Bingham for a reading from her poetry collection, What We Ask of Flesh, at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Sterry Hall third floor boardroom on the C of I campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
Bingham, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., is an alumna of Old Dominion University, Bennington College, and is a Cave Canem fellow. Her first book, Conversion, 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 director of writing and faculty development at Old Dominion University.
The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.