Ruelaine Stokes

poet/spoken word artist


Ruelaine Stokes is a writer, teacher, and performance artist based in Lansing, Michigan. She gives poetry readings, lectures, and workshops on poetry, spoken word, and creative writing.

Ruelaine has a remarkable ability to bring poetry to life and to bring people to poetry.  She is also a gifted teacher who opens new doors for students in workshops that abound with creativity and laughter.

For many years, she has organized poetry performances, readings, open mic events and workshops within Mid-Michigan. She is currently the president of the Lansing Poetry Club.