Glenis Redmond




  • Literature

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


Glenis has two posts: as Poet-in-Residence at the Peace Center and at the State Theatre NJ. Her essay, “Poetry as a Mirror,” was chosen as the runner-up for the 2018 Bechtel Prize for the Teachers & Writers Collaborative.Glenis is a Cave Canem Fellow, a North Carolina Literary Fellowship Recipient, and a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist.Redmond’s “Dreams Speak: My Father’s Words” was chosen for third place for the North Carolina Literary Review’s James Applewhite Prize.“Sketch,” “Every One of My Names,” and “House: Another Kind of Field will be published in NCLR in 2019. These poems are about —Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor of the underground railroad; Harriet Jacobs, who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist, and the author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; and Harriet E. Wilson, who was held as an indentured servant in the North.In 2011, she was a founder of Peace Voices, a poetry program dedicated to poetic outreach and engagement in the community through the Education and Outreach Department of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina.