Glenis Redmond

Rookie (8-27-63 / Shaw A.F.B., Sumter, S.C.)

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Glenis Redmond is an award-winning performance poet, praise poet, teacher, and writer. For the past twelve years, she has traveled both domestically and abroad, performing and teaching. Her poetry won the Carrie McCray literary award and she is also the two-time recipient of fellowships from both the Vermont Writing Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Glenis has been published in numerous... more »

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  • Scarlett Treat (2/27/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    I had the great good fortune to attend a workshop recently, taught by Glenis, and you can take my word for it...spoken artist does describe her perfectly. She delivers her work and that of others in the very best spoken delivery...and she is truly an artist, for her work is beautiful! !

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Best Poem of Glenis Redmond

Burying The Dead

Memorial for slave cemetery in Asheville, N.C.
In our town
out of sight
past Wyoming Street
up on the hill behind St. John’s Baptist Church
lay aged bricks, rocks and baskets of bones,
where the dead are not truly dead,
their silent mouths far from quiet.
Speaking crow they wrestle the blueness from night
and lift sorrow from its deeply veiled sleep.
Through Kenilworth
runs an Indian trail,
a forested hill
I could call my own.
I don’t.
Not too far from downtown
living beneath the tangled brush
a cemetery of slaves merge with the Cherokee...

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