Glenis Redmond

Glenis Redmond is a poet, a teaching artist, and an imagination activist. She travels over 35,000 miles a year bringing poetry to prisons, half-way houses, corporations, and schools. She’s the poet in residence at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC and the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ as well as a NC Literary Recipient and a Cave Canem Fellow. Glenis lives in Greenville, SC.


You’ve got to find your particular view on life. You have to find the way to turn the volume up in your own world. Validate your work. You’ve got to find a way to say it and make your place at the table.

Some things we talk about…

  • how to get on the right path when you find yourself on the wrong one
  • the different faces of courage
  • what it means to make a vow to your creativity and
  • how to not only find your creative voice but stand in it and live from it

“I’m not trying to make people poets I’m just trying to open them to the poetry in their lives. And everybody has poetry in their lives.”

“Poetry is that place where I live fully. I’m wholly alive. And when I say it saves me, that’s how it saves me, it allows me to be whole.”