Glenis Redmond is an award-winning poet and teaching artist, leading the literary community for nearly 30 years. In 2021, she was awarded SouthCarolina’s highest award, The Governor’s Award for the Arts through the South Carolina Arts Commission. Though internationally renowned, Redmond relishes working in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, where she was Poet-in-Residence at the Peace Center from 2012-2019. She still continues her outreach with Grow: Glenis Redmond's Outreach with Words.
Since 2014, she has mentored for the National Student Poets Program. She has also served as a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist; a Cave Canem Alumni; and a North Carolina Literary Fellow. She has been the Artist-in-Residence at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey for over a decade.
Redmond’s work has been showcased on NPR and PBS and was most recently published in Orion Magazine, The New York Times, and Obsidian Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora. Redmond has published three books of poetry and her fourth book, The Listening Skin, will be published by Four Way Books in 2022. Praise Songs for Dave the Potter, a collaborative book featuring art by Jonathan Green, is set to be published by the University of Georgia Press in the fall of 2022.