Visiting Writers Series to Feature
Performance Poet Glenis
Posted February 10, 2003
HOLLAND -- The Hope College Visiting Writing
Series will feature poet and performer Glenis Redmond on
Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Redmond not only writes poetry, but also performs
it instead of simply reading it. "The Orlando Sentinel" has
written that "Redmond doesn't read her poetry so much as she
declares it full body motion."
A recipient of numerous poetry awards, including
the Carrie McCray Literary Award in poetry, and study
scholarships from the Vermont Writing Center and Atlantic
Center for the Arts, Redmond has also spent study time with
American writing guru Natalie Goldberg.
She is the 1997 and 1998 Southeast Regional
Individual Poetry Slam Champion, and placed in the top 10
twice in National Individual Slam Championships.
Redmond has three chapbooks to her credit as an
author: "Naming It," "If I Ain't African" and "Word Power."
She has also written a full-length book of poetry,
"Backbone," published by Underground Epics.
She is listed in "A Directory of American Poets
and Fiction Writers," a juried publication, as both a poet
and performance poet. A feature-length video, called
"Mama's Magic," includes many different poetry performances,
musings about her life and poetry, and snippets of her
The performance will be preceded by music by the
Hope College Jazz Ensemble beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. 8th