Joel Fluent Greene Detroit’s Own Modern Day Poet

Joel Fluent Greene is a Detroit based Poet, Author and Event Curator. A Spirit Of Detroit Award winner, Joel was the long running host of Detroit’s iconic Cafe Mahogany poetry nights and has shared the stage with acts as diverse as The Roots, Pharrell Williams, The Last Poets, Big Sean, Saul Williams, jessica Care moore, and The Detroit Red Wings. He has also acted as Master of Ceremony at events for Fiat Chrysler Corporation, 100 Black Men of America, Inside-Out Detroit, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. As former director of Music Hall's Words and Rhythms of the D outreach program, he has held workshops and performances in over 50 schools in the Metro Detroit area. Author of four collections of poetry: WAXING/waning, Poems of Bungalow & Concrete, Somewhere In The Middle/ Love Poems & Felt. A Collection of Personal Favorites. Joel is currently creative writing instructor at Mariners Inn, a shelter and treatment center located in Detroit.

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