Glenn

North

Kansas

City

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To Make
A Poet Black
And Bid Him Sing
Award-Winning Poet. Activist. Educator. Arts Executive.
 

about

Glenn A. North is an award-winning poet, activist, educator, and arts executive based in Kansas City.

 

He is currently the Executive Director at the Bruce A. Watkins Cultural Center. He has previously served at the American Jazz Museum and The Black Archives of Kansas City / Mid-America.

 

Glenn earned his M.F.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His thesis was entitled “Pro-Black Prosody." 

 

In addition to presenting poetry, Glenn also conducts workshops on Ekphrastic poetry, using poetry to address issues of social justice, and self-empowerment for disenfranchised students through reflective poetry.