Knoxville Poet Laureate
In June of 2020, I was named the Knoxville Poet Laureate. It is my goal to spread poetry through written and spoken word all over the city and create spaces for conversations and growth by dealing with hard topics through the poetry that local and national poets are sharing.
Rhea shares with the Introduction Knoxville class how Knoxville has helped her celebrate and find herself as a person and a poet.
The Maker City Presents: The Power of Poetry
Rhea performs and shares with the arts community her vision for poetry in the city of Knoxville. Performing with her Kelle Jolly, Black Atticus, and Travis Tench.
Virtual Secret City Slam
Rhea hosts the Virtual Secret City Slam to find members of the 2021-2022 slam team that will compete in Southern Fried representing the Oak Ridge/Knoxville area.
Poetry in Motion Launch
Rhea launches the 1st Poetry in Motion campaign for the city of Knoxville. Poets will perform every Monday and Friday all over Knoxville on the KAT system.
Beyond the Spark - Ep.10
As the executive producer and one of the 3 coaches for this web series, Rhea appears in each episode. This week she coahes poets in their final project.
Beyond the Spark - Ep.8
Month #2 is over and the winner is revealed. In this episode, we see how quickly things can get turned around when you meet early on a Saturday morning.
On Sundays, Rhea presents new poetry to Facebook and Instagram Live. This week she shared the poem Listen Closely. A poem that encourages us to truly lend our ears to those that mean the most in our lives.