Fred Joiner is a poet and curator based in Chapel Hill, NC and Washington, DC. His work has appeared in Callaloo, Gargoyle, and Fledgling Rag, among other publications. Fred has read his work nationally and internationally. Joiner is a two-time winner of the Larry Neal Award for Poetry and a 2014 Artist Fellowship Winner as awarded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Most recently, one of Joiner’s poems was selected by curator and critic A.M. Weaver as part of her 5 x 5 public art project, Ceremonies of Dark Men. Another one of Joiner’s poems recently won the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art’s Divine Comedy Poetry Contest, in response to  Abdoulaye Konate’s textile work.

As a curator of literary and visual arts programming, Joiner has worked with the American Poetry Museum, Belfast Exposed Gallery (Northern Ireland), Hillyer Artspace, Honfleur Gallery, Medina Galerie (Bamako, Mali), the Phillips Collection, the Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and more.  He is the co-founder of The Center for Poetic Thought at the Monroe Street Market in Brookland and he is a Board Member for The American Poetry Museum.


These are some links to websites and organizations I like or am involved with:
The American Poetry Museum – old website
The American Poetry Museum – new website
The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market
The Honfleur Gallery
Arch Development Corporation
The Phillips Collection
International Arts & Artists
Of Note Magazine
Art Space
Belfast Exposed
Words, Beats and Life —> Get your copy here
Tidal Basin Review

Social Media Stuff
Tweet: @fjoiner


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