Alicia DeFonzo is the author of The Time Left Between Us, published by Potomac Books in September 2022. She is a Senior Lecturer and Fulbright Specialist at Old Dominion University, having earned an MFA in Nonfiction, MA in Literature, with an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism. She received the Gettysburg Review Conference Award in Nonfiction and has been published in War, Literature, and the Arts, The Montreal Review, Cobalt Review, Voices in Italian Americana; her most popular academic essay “Banning Sherlock” has been published and translated by the University of Urbino (Italy). She has presented for reading series such as Miss Manhattan Nonfiction and Inner Loop in D.C. and is a frequent literary guest on local and national NPR programs.
Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Writer’s Chronicle, 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 and finalist for the Library of Virginia Book Award. Her book Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books and Questions That Grew Me Up was published by Beacon Press In August 2022. She is the Director of Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where she resides with her husband and children.
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