Join us on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:30 pm for an In Conversation event with Glenis Redmond. She’ll be chatting about her new collection The Song Of Everything alongside Editor Lib Ramos.
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Join Glenis Redmond, Greenville’s first Poet Laureate, on a poetic journey through South Carolina’s State Parks with “The Song of Everything”. Being diagnosed with cancer and amid COVID, she visits South Carolina’s State Parks with her grandson, Julian, as a life-affirming act for both of them.
This pocket-sized collection of poems explores the enduring connection between the natural world and our internal landscape. Her poetry invites everyone to rediscover the wonders of the world around us, the stories they have to tell, and the lessons they have to teach us.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Glenis Redmond is the First Poet Laureate of Greenville, South Carolina. She is a 2023 Poet Laureate Fellow selected by the American Academy of Poets. Glenis has published six books of poetry. Her latest books are The Listening Skin(Four Way Books), Praise Songs for Dave the Potter, Art by Jonathan Green, and Poetry by Glenis Redmond(University of Georgia Press).
Glenis received the highest arts award in South Carolina, the Governor’s Award, and was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2022. The Listening Skin was shortlisted for the Open Pen America and Julie Suk awards.
Glenis has performed nationally and internationally from Hawaii to Haiti. She has toured in England: London, Liverpool and Luton. She speaks for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) US. She has presented in Muscat, Oman in 2016 and for students in Guatemala and El Salvador virtually for Juneteenth in 2023. Glenis is a mother of twin daughters, Amber and Celeste. She is a Grandmother (Gaga) to Julian, Paisley, and Quinn. Glenis believes poetry is the mouth that speaks when all other mouths are silent.