Writing & Interviews

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The Next Verse Poets Mixtape Volume One: the 4 X 4 featuring: Melanie Henderson, Fred Joiner, Lisa Pegram, & Enzo Silon Surin

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Info and links to selected poems

Below as Above – This poem was selected as the winning poem for a poetry contest a part of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s new exhibition The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists.  

My poem was in response to Malian textile artist, Abdoulaye Konate’s 2008  Dance of Kayes from La Danse series. Read the poem here…

Beltway Poetry Quarterley

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Goethe-Institut – TRIALOGUE (formerly Time Shadows Project)

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from the Library of Congress “The Poet and the Poem” Audio Podcast
“The Poet and the Poem” featuring Kim Robert and Fred Joiner

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The DC Spotlight Newspaper

 

Video Clips

Below as Above – This poem was selected as the winning poem for a poetry contest a part of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s new exhibition The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists.  

My poem was in response to Malian textile artist, Abdoulaye Konate’s 2008  Dance of Kayes from La Danse series.

My poem Seven Ways of Looking at Black Flowers was selected by curator A.M. Weaver for her curatorial project Ceremonies of Dark Men for The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities public art showcase The 5×5 Project. In addition to the amazing panel of artists (Donald E. Camp, Larry Cook, Isaac Diggs, Stan Squirewell and Michael Platt) that were a part of this project, it was my honor to be chosen to be among poets ( Major Jackson, Kenneth Carroll, E. Ethelbert Miller and Afaa Michael Weaver ) who have been important voices in my development as a poet.

CoDM 5×5 NoMa: Artist Don Camp and Poet Fred Joiner from CoDM Ceremonies of Dark Men 5X5 on Vimeo.

 

Hands of Light at the Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC. Pepe Gonzalez on Bass and Taimoor Saeedi on Guitar.

 

‘Trane’s Blues at Nagasaki at the Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC. Pepe Gonzalez on Bass and Taimoor Saeedi on Guitar.

Song for Anacostia at the Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC. Pepe Gonzalez on Bass and Taimoor Saeedi on Guitar.

The Connection @ Sept 30, 2011 at Honfleur Gallery (www.honfleurgallery.com) in Anacostia.-Brad Linde (saxophone), Brian Settles (tenor saxophone,) Tony Martucci (drums) ,  Butch Warren (bass)  and Freddie Redd (piano). Accompanied by a photographic slide show by Antoine Sanfuentes.

Poem: Kenneth by Fred Joiner

Honfleur Gallery is a project of the ARCH Development Corporation (www.archdevelopment.org)

TEDxWDC: The Creative City: Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Because I am an active part of the East of the River community, I was asked to set the tone of TEDxWDC by reading some poems and to talk a little about what I learned about collaboration through writing poems. The principles I talk about here are not only applicable in the arts, but in the business world as well.

Interviews

Interviews with filmmaker /writer Rahima R. Rice’s Write Tea Series  and The W-List Series for The 4208 Group.

Interview with Ethelbert Miller on WPFW’s On the Margin Program, 4/28.2016

Interview on NEA ARTS MAGAZINE

Q&A with CulturalDC

Interview with Let’s Talk America with Shana Thorton

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