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Will The Poet

Poet, Educator, Performance Artist 

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About Will The Poet

Will Langford, a Detroit native, is a poet, teaching artist, and Fulbright scholar. He divides his energy between education and community development projects in his hometown, East Lansing, and East Africa. Will is a doctoral student in Curriculum Instruction and Teacher Education at Michigan State University. 


Will Langford is the 2017 Motown Mic Spoken Word Artist of the Year. As a performance artist, Will’s poetry has garnered “Best of Show” in the American Advertising Awards, a Michigan Emmy Award, and the Ambrose Patullo Poetry Prize from Michigan State University, where Langford graduated with the distinction of “Most Outstanding Senior” as a recipient of the Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize.


Will's writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook, PANK Magazine, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Work/6, Falling Hard, TIME Magazine Online, and 2 Bridges Review

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Recent Poetry Highlights

Will recently debuted his original poem, "Pamoja" (As One) at the Michigan State University Breslin Events Center.

Learn more about "Pamoja" Here! 

Catch Will The Poet In July!

7/12/19

Writing Workshop: Refugee Development Center

2pm - 4pm

600 W. Maple St. Suite A Lansing, MI 48906

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7/12/19

Writing Workshop: Refugee Development Center


2pm - 4pm

600 W. Maple St. Suite A Lansing, MI 48906

7/13/19

Summer Slam II

6:30 pm - 9pm

Henry's Place, 4926 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864

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7/13/19

Summer Slam II

The Poetry Room presents their second annual winner takes all Summer Slam!

Competitors: $5.00 

Audience Members: $1+ Suggested Donation

Judges:
1. Dennis Hinrichsen
2. Rose Jangmi Cooper
3. Rina N Risper
4. Michael Austin
5. Will The Poet Langford


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6:30 pm - 9pm

Henry's Place, 4926 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864

7/14/19

The Inspiration of Motown

1pm - 3pm

5200 John R St., Detroit, 48202

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7/14/19

The Inspiration of Motown

The Inspiration of Motown: The Influence of an Iconic Sound on Art, Culture, and Social Movements. A moderated discussion around Motown's influence on the fabric of Detroit and the world at large.

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1pm - 3pm

5200 John R St., Detroit, 48202

Pamoja (As One)

Performance Poetry Video Gallery

"Uncommon Will"

ABC WXYZ Detroit: Motown Mic

ABC WXYZ Detroit: Motown Mic: Spoken Word Artist of the Year interview with Any Prakash! 

Spoken Word Artist of the Year

"Mary Wells" Live on ABZ WXYZ with Annmarie LaFlamme! 

Motown Mic: Spoken Word Artist of the Year

"Schooled"

Sway in The Morning on Sirius XM SHA45

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