GLENIS REDMOND is a poet, educator, performer, and counselor. She presents her poetry in performances that cause the printed word to spring from the page and dance, sing, weep, and laugh. Glenis tells stories with poetry – from her life, her family, her African-American heritage, and her sensitive observations of the world around her – inspiring audiences of all ages. In her workshops and performances, she encourages participants to know themselves and their origin, thereby finding their own inspiration and their own stories. She has won numerous awards including The Carrie McCray Literary Award in Poetry, a study fellowship from Vermont Writing Center, study scholarships to the Atlantic Center for the Arts among others. She is the 1997 and the 1998 Southeast Regional Individual Poetry Slam Champion and placed in the Top 10 for the National Individual Slam Championship. Her recently released second CD is “Monumental, ” which follows “Glenis On Poetry” her first CD exploring her philosophy of poetry and education. She has published three chapbooks: Naming It, If I Ain’t African, and a children’s chapbook Word Power. Her full-length book of poetry is Backbone (Underground Epics). She has released a video of performance poetry, “Mama’s Magic”, and an audio tape of poetry entitled “Coming Forth”. Glenis performs throughout the United States, England, and Italy.
Past Festivals and Updates:
Yusef Komunyakaa is our featured Thomas Lux Memorial Poet for the 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. On Tuesday, January 11th, Komunyakaa will sit for a conversation with poet and consummate interviewer, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who inspires ... Read more >
May 20, 2022 – Lake Worth, FL — After a great deal of research, legwork, and many thoughtful discussions, with staff, our board, and our advisory board, it has been decided that we will not ... Read more >