Will The Poet

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

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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! 

Upcoming Performances: May/June Dates Coming Soon!


Will Langford @ West River Front Park

1801 Jefferson Avenue

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Will Langford @ West River Front Park

Celebrate the the 13th Annual River Days w/ the musical stylings of 313 and the poetry of yours truly! 

1801 Jefferson Avenue

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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