Nationally-Acclaimed Poet Calls Greenville Home
Meet Glenis Redmond, a renowned performance poet and teaching artist. Redmond is the founder of the Greenville Poetry Slam, the former poet-in-residence for the Peace Center and is the city of Greenville’s first Poet Laureate.
Glenis has been a Kennedy Center teaching artist for 17 years and has created and facilitated poetry workshops for school districts across the country. Since 2014, she has served as the mentor poet for the National Student Poets Program, the nation’s highest honor for students creating original work, and during that time, has prepared young poets to read at the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Education and the White House. In 2020, Glenis received the Governor’s Award for the Arts, the highest honor the state of South Carolina gives in the arts.
Redmond has graced audiences with her words during events all around the city, including the city of Greenville’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration and the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast.