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Portrait in Charcoal by Jane Snyder

Here is the second portrait of me created by Asheville Artist Jane Snyder. It is living at the Asheville Gallery of Art. The price is $350.00  I love this likeness. Fierce. And I am not always smiling. This is a truth. Jane found and captured me. I am thankful of the representation.

The EMRYS Glenis Redmond Scholarship for Emerging Writers

The Glenis Redmond Scholarship is awarded annually to encourage Greenville college students to pursue English and Creative Arts in College. Submissions Open: January 1st Close: Feb. 28th Winner Announced: March 15th Who may apply: Incoming college freshman, ages 17-19, who intend to pursue degree in English Literature and are current residents of Greenville County, SC. Special […]

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Remember Now and Then

For the Asheville Art Museum Appalachian Now By Glenis Redmond The opposite of remember is not to forget, but to dismember. To know the now, we must understand the then– not just the beauty of the blue ridge, the majestic lumbering greens, the eye-catching vistas, but how the past crumples purples into a fist that […]

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My Portrait

Here is a lovely piece of artwork by Asheville artist, Jane Snyder. She and her partner Janet Oliver have been lovely to me during my bout with Multiple Myeloma. I get a card from Janet every week, except when they took a trip to Italy. Then, when they returned, I received a journal from Florence. […]

Make No Apologies For Yourself

Make no apologies for yourself Because you are covered by a listening skin Because every ache you feel is not your own Because of your mother’s loss and your father’s rage Because of how many rivers they’ve crossed Because you plummet even if you cannot swim Because of the lynching tree Because when you enter […]

National Student Poets Program

Glenis Redmond has served as the Mentor Poet for the National Student Poets Program since 2014. Annually, five students are selected for one year of service as literary ambassadors, each representing a different geographic region of the country. By elevating and showcasing their work for a national audience, the Program strives to inspire other young people […]

Review of Two Poems

“On The Way To Grandma’s Funeral” and “What the Confederate Flag Means To Me I was fortunate to be showcased in Women’s Voices For Change. Thank you fellow Warren Wilson Alumni Rebecca Foust. Here are a few words from her: Today’s poems are drawn from Glenis Redmond’s new collection, What My Hand Say, a book whose […]


Two Free Little Libraries

Birthday Gifts Growing up in Piedmont, SC in the Canterbury subdivision I was my household’s resident book geek and word nerd. I ran after the bookmobile like most kids ran after the ice-cream truck. I also pored over stacks at the Main Library on College Street during every free moment. Woodmont High School gave me […]