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.

Since 1988, she has coordinated one of the liveliest poetry venues in Mid-Michigan, now known as the Old Town Poetry Series.