Apr 26th, 2018
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with Glenis Redmond. Glenis travels nationally and internationally reading and teaching poetry so much that she has earned the title, Road Warrior Poet. She has posts as the Poet-in-Residence at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina, and also at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During February 2016, at the request of U.S. State Department for their Speaker's Bureau, Glenis traveled to Muscat, Oman, to teach a series of poetry workshops and perform poetry for Black History Month. In 2014-16, she served as the Mentor Poet for the National Student Poet's Program to prepare students to read at the Library of Congress, the Department of Education, and for First Lady Michelle Obama at The White House. Glenis is a Cave Canem Fellow, a North Carolina Literary Fellowship Recipient, and a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist. She also helped create the first Writer-in-Residence at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Her essay, “Poetry as a Mirror,” was a runner-up for the 2018 Bechtel Prize, a competition given annually by Teachers & Writers Collaborative in NYC. Tayari Jones was the judge. Glenis believes that poetry is a healer, and she can be found in the trenches across the world applying pressure to those in need, one poem at a time.
- Main website: http://www.glenisredmond.com/
- Peace Center/Peace Voices: https://www.peacecenter.org/community-engagement/peacevoices