The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Starlight & Error by Remica Bingham-Risher



This selection comes from the collection Starlight & Error, available from Diode Editions. Our curator for May is Natalie Giarratano.

Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is an alumna of Old Dominion University and Bennington College. She 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 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 and resides in Norfolk, VA with her husband and children.

Natalie Giarratano is the author of Big Thicket Blues (Sundress Publications, 2017) and Leaving Clean, winner of the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize in Poetry (Briery Creek Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Beltway Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, Tinderbox, and American Literary Review, among others. She edits and lives in Fort Collins with her partner and daughter and is the city’s 2018 Poet Laureate.

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One thought on “The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Starlight & Error by Remica Bingham-Risher

  1. Love this journey through a past that was most present for me and lived so differently and the great quote of Stevie Wonder at the end, that rewards fans and sends us back up through the poem, feeling its nostalgia and longing. What do we keep of our makers, what do they make of us and what do we make of them. This is such a delicious and delightfully musical poem.

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