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 and East Africa. He is the Lead Language Arts instructor for Michigan State University/Marshall Mathers Foundation's VERSES: Exploring Literacy Through Lyrics and Song Project. 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
ABC WXYZ Detroit: Motown Mic: Spoken Word Artist of the Year interview with Any Prakash!
"Mary Wells" Live on ABZ WXYZ with Annmarie LaFlamme!