Glenis Redmond is grounded in many worlds as a Poet, Teaching Artist, and Imagination Activist. As a Poet, her feet are firmly planted on both the page and the stage. As a Teaching Artist, her educational reach extends into the classroom, where she teaches both students and teachers to open to their own poetry within. As an Imagination Activist she uses the bright bloom of her heart and soul to unlock the doors of creativity in others in the community-at-large. She is a gentle pen pusher.
Glenis is an award-winning poet, author of an upcoming chapbook, The Three Harriets by Finishing Line Press and full poetry collections: Backbone (Underground Epics) and Under the Sun, (Main Street Rag) What My Hand Say (Press 53) and the Upcoming The Listening Skin (Four Way Books). She also has an upcoming collaborative book with Dr. Lynnette Overby and Dr. Gabrielle Foreman with the University of Georgia Press titled Praise Songs for (Dave the Potter) David Drake with the Art of Jonathan Green and Poetry of Glenis Redmond.
Glenis is the recipient of South Carolina’s highest award in the arts, The Governor’s Award. She is a Kennedy Center teaching artist and Cave Canem poet. She is widely published and also a dynamic performer and has presented all around the country and the world for both students and audiences of all ages.