Backbone is Glenis Redmond’s first collection. In the book of verse Glenis celebrates her walk as an African American woman and poet. She does not flinch from investigating sorrow personally or collectively.
“Glenis Redmond, consummate performer and griot/goddess, rattles the page with these fiery gems that burrow beneath the surface and become uncomfortable truths. With words that both educate and electrify, she pulls us into her circle of arms and allows us into life that is exquisitely textured and infused with an uncompromising love. This seamless work proves once and for all that Glenis has achieved what every writer aspires to. Her feet are solidly planted, her eyes are wide open, her voice is all of us.” -Patricia Smith
Poet Teaching Artist