Glenis Redmond is a Road Warrior Poet steeped in Afro-Carolininan roots. She speaks a universal tongue of love, loss, celebration, sorrow and hope. Her verse uplifts family, culture and community. She is a 2005-2006 NC Literary Award recipient and a Denny C. Plattner Award winner for Outstanding Poetry awarded by the Journal, Appalachian Heritage. She has been inducted in the Mt. Xpress’ Hall of Fame for Best Poet in Western North Carolina after winning for over a decade. She is a Workshop Leader with the Kennedy Center’s Partnership in Education Program in Washington, D.C. Glenis’ work has aired on National Public Radio. She is a past winner of the Southern Fried Poetry Slam twice and a top ten finalist in the National Poetry Slam. She has been published most recently in Meridians, African Voices, EMRYS, Asheville Poetry Review, Kakalak: A Journal of Carolina Poets, Appalachian Heritage and the Appalachian Journal. Her manuscript Under The Sun was short listed by Autumn House Press.
What Hangs on Trees
I AM SIMULTANEOUSLY enchanted and haunted by trees. As a child, I was a tomboyish tree-climbing tree lover—a daydreamer held in mahogany arms. If I went missing, my family knew where Continue reading