Will The Poet

Will The Poet

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Poet, Educator, Performance Artist 


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


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! 



Performance Master Class w/ Will The Poet


Locations TBA

Event Details


Performance Master Class w/ Will The Poet

Poetry Performance Masterclass: Coming Spring 2020 to both Detroit and Lansing! 

Artists will work directly with Will, with a pre-selected work of poetry, perform/read that poem, and receive feedback from me, in terms of developing their performance repertoire.

There are 3, 20-minute time slots available (dates TBA). 

Fee: $25 per 20-minute Master Class


Locations TBA

Below the Stacks

Check out my latest video a collaboration of EPIC proportions! 

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


Sway in The Morning on Sirius XM SHA45

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